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carissa.thomas ADMIN May 25, 2007
Welcome! If you're new to the group, please scroll down to read the group description and guidelines!

PLEASE only post here if you need your creature identified! We all love beautiful marine photos, but we need to keep space open for those needing help with identification!

Group Description


Took a photo on the beach or underwater, and can't identify it? Post your photos here, or start a discussion thread and someone will try to help out with the identification!

1. Please include as much geographic & zonational information as possible when posting your photos.
- Country
- State/Province
- City/Beach/Park
- Intertidal zone (high, mid, low) or Depth
2. If you can, note actual size of the specimen. It's often difficult to tell from a photo
This will help everyone out a great deal with the identifcation process!

Phylums included:
Porifera, Cnidaria, Bryozoa, Platyhelminthes, Annelida, Mollusca, Echinodermata, Arthropoda, Chordata, Plantae, Algae

Keywords: Marine, identification, biology, ID, ID-ing, UN-Ided, undientified, ID help, identifying, identify, tidepool, dive, shore, intertidal, subtidal, tide, pool, reef, ocean, marine, invertebrate, ecology, sea, seashore, life, creatures, organisms, invertebrates, sea, tidepools, underwater, dive, tidepool, beach, shore, shoreline, kelp, infauna, benthic, invertebrate, nudibranch, opisthobranch, sea star, starfish, jellyfish, sea jelly, anemone, hydroid, sponge, worm, polychaete, flatworm, sea urchin, brittle star, sea cucumber, sand dollar, clam, mussel, bivalve, limpet, snail, octopus, squid, barnacle, crab, lobster, shrimp, hermit, isopod, amphipod, tunicate, sea squirt, fish, seal, whale, otter, field guide, identification, IDing, ID, scientific name, taxonomy.

Other Helpful Groups/Websites

ID Please
Fish ID

Northwest Diver
The Sea Slug Forum

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Members can post 15 things to the pool each day.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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