The tidal pool enables people of all ages to observe marine life up close without getting wet, providing hours of entertainment and enjoyment. A tidal pool is a pocket of seawater isolated by the outgoing tide. Each pool contains its own community of residents adapted to the environment conditions unique to it. The pools also offer a special environment as a nursery for baby or juvenile fish of certain species living in the adjacent bay. These juvenile fish live and grow here until they are ready to return to the sea as adults.
The morning we spent on the beach, spinner dolphins arrived and played with the snorkelers. Everyone seemed to have a good time swimming as fast as they could, attempting to keep up with the dolphins.
Hillsdale, New Jersey
August 3, 2005
From journal Island of Lanai