Waves In Waves Out

Portland International Airport-Rotating Art Program

Tidepool exhibit at Portland International Airport

As stated on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) website:

A tide pool is an isolated pocket of seawater found in the ocean’s intertidal zone.

As ocean water retreats outside the tide pool during low tide, the resident marine life must endure hours exposed to the sun, low oxygen, increasing water temperature, and predators such as wading birds that specialize in dining in these shallow pools. At high tide, the pool’s plants and animals are bathed in fresh seawater but must endure the pounding of crashing waves and foraging fish with temporary access to the shoreline.

Tide pools sea life
Sea life

The Tidepools exhibit was created in 2013 by Sayuri Sasaki Hemann. It is dedicated to all lives affected by the Tohoku Earthquake/Tsunami in 2011.

Tidepools by Sayuri Sasaki Hemann

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