On our recent trip to Cannon Beach, the sights at low tide impressed us. There were many similarities to our Seattle beach, yet many differences.
I had never seen an ochre starfish before.
Gooseneck barnacles are sensitive to changes in light. If you wave a hand over them and create a shadow, they retract. This is an evolutionary protection against predatory birds.
Puffins! The only other place I've ever seen them is around Whittier, Alaska.