A tiny sea star. Ginger Duncan photo
Tidal variation in the archipelago is about 12 feet. Minus tides reveal the unique creatures that inhabit the intertidal zone. Anemone, sea stars, chitons and limpets may be observed. Tide pool walks are conducted throughout the summer at Fort Abercrombie, but many beaches in the archipelago are worth investigating. Blue mussels and a variety of clams are also found in the intertidal zone. However, never harvest shellfish without checking for the possibility of paralytic shellfish poisoning.
The Alaska Department of Fish & Game's Notebook Series has additional information: