Fox at the Tide Pools

Preview A fox explores a tide pool.
(Mandy Lindeberg, NOAA/NMFS/AKFSC.)

The ocean sustains land animals besides humans. Here, a fox looks for a meal at low tide on the Arctic Peninsula. When the tide goes out, it leaves behind tide pools full of tasty snacks for foxes and other terrestrial predators such as bears, weasels, and raccoons—as long as they run out before the tide comes back in.