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Images of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

sanderlings

Despite their barren appearance, beaches are full of life. Many animals, like worms, clams and sand crabs are hard to see because they live beneath the sand surface. But shorebirds, such as these sanderlings, are very visible as they probe for food in the sand and play wave tag.


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