ERIKA SCHULTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES
TOP: Emma Schneider, left, teacher Sonya Maslenikov, Opal Phillips, with Pacific Crest Montessori School, examine organisms at Golden Gardens in Seattle during low tide Monday, June 4, 2012. CENTER TOP LEFT: Barnacles that were attached to a rock left this "cement" pattern, visible during low tide. CENTER TOP RIGHT: A broken moon snail lies on the beach. While a tempting souvenir, such findings should be left on the beach. CENTER BOTTOM LEFT: The remains of a crab lie on the beach. CENTER BOTTOM RIGHT: Purple sea stars are some of the most common beach creatures around. They also come in orange and brown. BOTTOM: Crowds look for organisms at Golden Gardens.