California Tidepools

California Tidepools


Make exploring the beach a fun and educational experience and learn about the creatures that inhabit this unique ecosystem. It's one thing to find an urchin or a fish. It's more fun to learn that urchin can live for 100 years, or that the fish is a baby Opaleye that can breathe air when young. Search a database containing: photos, common and scientific name, taxonomy, description, habitat, eats and eaten by, fun facts and more.

This app is essential for teachers, guides, students, and anyone who is curious about tidepool life on the California coast. Created by the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, UCSB Marine Science Institute, the Outreach Center for Teaching Ocean Science, LiMPETS (Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students), and volunteers from Citrix Systems, Inc.

Recent changes:
New in version 0.9 Beta:
- Minor content updates;
- Fixed a crash, which occurred when the app could not load the species database. Now the app gracefully handles this situation and displays a Retry button.
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4.7
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File size
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About California Tidepools
Make exploring the beach a fun and educational experience and learn about the creatures that inhabit this unique ecosystem. It's one thing to find an urchin or a fish. It's more fun to learn that urchin can live for 100 years, or that the fish is a baby Opaleye that can breathe air when young. Search a database containing: photos, common and scientific name, taxonomy, description, habitat, eats and eaten by, fun facts and more.

This app is essential for teachers, guides, students, and anyone who is curious about tidepool life on the California coast. Created by the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, UCSB Marine Science Institute, the Outreach Center for Teaching Ocean Science, LiMPETS (Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students), and volunteers from Citrix Systems, Inc.

Recent changes:
New in version 0.9 Beta:
- Minor content updates;
- Fixed a crash, which occurred when the app could not load the species database. Now the app gracefully handles this situation and displays a Retry button.

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A Google User
May 15, 2014
A good start, but needs more creatures. It would be lovely if the app had more creatures, and possibly even a tool for helping to identify via a series of questions. But thanks for what you've done so far!
A Google User
Oct 9, 2012
Good educational app! Preserve the ocean!
A Google User
Oct 9, 2012
Good educational app! Preserve the ocean!
A Google User
Sep 26, 2012
Beautiful but no nudies? Beautiful app. I hope that a future update will include nudibranch identification, too. Thanks!
A Google User
Sep 1, 2012
Thank you! This app is very informative and interesting. Thank you for all the hard work in putting this together. Can't wait to exlore Northern CA's tidepools. Take only pictures, leave only footprints.