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Wind or water then beats alcoves and cracks in the lower layers of the outcropping, eventually forming a hole below the sturdy caprock—a process that can take millions of years.
Each of the six different habitats will have distinctive rock formations, from coastline boulders to granite outcroppings to cave stalactites.
A decade ago, a group of scientists stumbled upon an octopus tending her eggs on a rocky outcropping off the coast of California, nearly 4,600 feet below the surface.
Water from the spectacular falls drops over rock outcroppings into a small pool.
A handful of exceptions include Loftus Hot Spring, a bowl of hot water beneath a rocky outcropping at mile marker 34.
The zoo is large and jungly, with a big lagoon where the spider monkeys romp in the trees, and rocky outcroppings for the tigers and lions.
The Pacific Ocean spreads wide in front of you, with rocky outcroppings jutting from the shore.
Moss covers the rock outcroppings, the gnarled and twisted root of the hemlocks and the boulders in the stream.
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