California is typically knowing for its golden beaches and those with tanned bodies. I went to the beach to see a different side of California’s beaches. I went on an adventure to see the beach’s animals and what they were doing at that time of day. A day of exploration at Ventura’s beach harbor provided me with some amazing views of the wildlife that inhabit that area. I saw many sea birds, crabs, and sea anemones during the time of my visit at low tide. All of these animals have made the beach their home. Some sea birds, such as the gull, were lazing about or walking in the sand. Other sea birds were pecking at the wet sand near the waves. They were probably looking for a source of food, such as a sand mole. Certain birds have different types of beaks that help aid them in searching through the sand for their next meal. The crabs were protected by the rocks, as shown in this picture. These crabs would walk away and hide quickly when I approached, so I appreciate this crab for letting me take a picture of them before scurrying off. They probably have adapted to running away from predators like birds or being washed away by a strong wave. Other animals, such as the sea anemone, were protecting themselves from the sun during the low tide time of my visit to this beach. I assume the anemones where covered in rocks and sand to help them not dry up while exposed to the elements of the sun and air. This surprised me because I did not know that sea anemones could survive out of the water. The ways that theses animals have adapted to living at the beach is incredible to see and interesting. I wonder how these animals will be affected by the ever changing environment they live in and how they will interact and adjust to the rising sea levels. It’s interesting to see how each of these animals have adapted to survive at this beach location and I look forward to viewing other animals at other beaches as I continue my beach explorations.