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Not sure what you just saw? Search eNature's entire database of America's plants and animals to find your answer.
To search, simply choose a species group, then complete any combination of optional search criteria.
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Choose one category from the list below. Click "About Types" to see which seashore creatures the type categories include.
Sponges And Corals Barnacles
Plantlike Animals Octopods And Squids
Sea Squirts Jellylike Animals
Encrusting Animals Urchins And Sand Dollars
Flowerlike Animals Sea Stars And Sea Spiders
Sea Anemones Lobsters And Shrimps
Flatworms, Nudibranchs, And Sea Hares Crabs
Wormlike Animals

Choose one or more colors that appear on the seashore creature you are searching for.
  red   green   brown
  pink   blue   black
  orange   purple   gray
  yellow   iridescent   white

Choose the size category that best fits the seashore creature you are trying to identify.
under 1 inch 1-3 inches 3-9 inches 9 inches-2 feet over 2 feet

Choose one or more habitats from the choices below.
Open ocean Piers, driftwood & pilings
Ocean or bay shallows Rocks
Salt marshes & estuaries Tidepools
Sandy beaches Algae
Mud flats Coral reefs
Choose the region of North America in which you saw the seashore creature. Click "View Map" to see the regions.
Nova Scotia to Cape Cod
Southern Florida
Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras
Southern California
Cape Hatteras to Southern Texas
West Coast north of Southern California