The Cobble Beach at Snug Harbor
Aerial photo of Cobble Beach (© Washington Dept. of Ecology)
Left arrow: sheltered beach. Right arrow: exposed beach .
The distribution of animals along the tidal gradient at these two different areas is the most striking feature of Cobble Beach. Species with a higher thermal and desiccation tolerance are found higher up on the beach, while the animals that require cooler temperatures and increased moisture are found closer to the water line, enabling them to spend more time submerged. In the following pages, we summarize our findings about the distributions and natural history of invertebrates at the Cobble Beach site.
Data Collection and Summaries
The Common and The Rare: Species of Cobble Beach
Functional Biology of Cobble Beach Organisms
Amanda Winans, Laura Windecker, Alyssa Gehman, Heidi W. Weiskel