It was a magical seascape, a phantasmagoria of shells and colors and critters. Mussels seemed to cover every rock.
Things were still living, and up close, the colors were extraordinary. There were dozens of green anemone-like blobs that closed themselves off if you touched them.
Crimson slices of color inside white mini-clams.
The iridescent hues of what looks like calamari.
The muted pinks and black orchid tones of this weird kelp.
Bright pink and orange starfish
Tooth-like white shells, black and amber streaks
A deep, gorgeous indigo of shells
And the brilliant orange of a starfish against a purpled rock.
It's a rare glimpse into an overlooked part of the Presidio -- the underwater world that touches its shores. I recommend a peek, but watch out for the rising tide.