Marine invertebrates are the most diverse and abundant group of organisms in the ocean. This grouping is not based on a single taxon, but is a defined as a group of animals found in the marine environment, which lack a vertebral column. This incredible array of animals is found within all of the habitats of the sanctuary including kelp forests, sea grass meadows, rocky shelves, boulder beaches, tide pools, rubble piles and sand flats. Common species in the sanctuary include acorn barnacles, wavy top turban snails, limpets, octopi, sea stars, anemones, and spiny lobsters.

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