IT'S ALIVE! Pac-Man of the Sea?

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    On this episode of Beyond the Tide, Coyote and the crew explore the tide pools of the San Juan Islands in search of bizarre marine creatures…and OH BOY do they find them!
    From Sea Lemons to Giant Purple Sea Stars almost everything they discover is truly and amazingly unique.
    To top it off they also find the largest species of Chiton, the “Gumboot”, in the world which is a creature so bizarre it hardly looks as if it’s even alive! However it does have a striking resemblance to one of the most beloved video game characters of all time.
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Comments • 32 980

  • jose
    jose 2 years ago +10130

    Imagine just chilling under your rock and a random person with a cowboy hat grabs you and starts talking

  • Brent Flesher
    Brent Flesher 11 months ago +786

    “The Purple Sea Star” who ever named that clearly had a stroke of creativity

    • B
      B 5 days ago

      it isn't actually called that... They are only sometimes purple, also orange and red. The real name for this species is "ochre sea star", hence the species name and the fact that is isn't "purpureus" or something.

    • Angel Wayne
      Angel Wayne 12 days ago +1


    • Spencer Martinello
      Spencer Martinello Month ago

      Technically it’s a purple ochre starfish

    • the
      the Month ago

      that name reminds me of star platinum and idk why💀

    • Nicolas Restrepo
      Nicolas Restrepo 3 months ago

      Imagine if that sea star was pink

  • Margot Rosendorn
    Margot Rosendorn 11 months ago +89

    It's nice to see how he handles the critters gently and makes sure to release them before too long.

  • Stormy Zefer
    Stormy Zefer 11 months ago +152

    Oh my gosh- I caught a sea star that looked EXACTLY like that when I was seven, and had no idea until now that it was that special!

  • OG Purple guy
    OG Purple guy Year ago +149

    Coypte: fiding a sea lemon is a sign of good luck
    Also Coyote: finds a Giant Starfish And a Huge Gumboot

  • Gabe McKelvey
    Gabe McKelvey Year ago +1021

    "Does it smell like a lemon?"
    "Good question." *sniffs the slug* "Nope, it smells like a slug."
    This is the kind of groundbreaking information I look for in Brave Wilderness.

    • Wolfdog Wilddog
      Wolfdog Wilddog 10 days ago

      So profound, Coyote

    • CC Scheller
      CC Scheller Month ago

      @RK SMIT Minecraft has beds

    • RK SMIT
      RK SMIT 6 months ago

      @꧁yarinda꧂ minecraft is bad😜

    • ꧁yarinda꧂
      ꧁yarinda꧂ 6 months ago

      @RK SMIT your bed is wordy and hard to read

    • RK SMIT
      RK SMIT 6 months ago +1

      @꧁yarinda꧂ your bed

  • sunny
    sunny 8 months ago +11

    i love how he tells facts about each and every animal he finds and not just show us the animals and be silent.

  • Spamton G Spamton
    Spamton G Spamton 11 months ago +281

    “Does it smell like a lemon?”
    “Good question” *sniffs sea lemon* “no it smells like a slug”
    No way

  • Grace Alison
    Grace Alison 10 months ago +12

    Me: afraid of reaching into a crevice in between two boxes in my garage (due to my arachinaphobia)
    Coyote: Ooh, whats that *reaches hand into crevice of rocks in a murky tidepool with hermit crabs, barnacles, and slithery fish*

  • Jaden:\
    Jaden:\ 10 months ago +7

    I wish he had a 40 min video where we went around this place seeing marine creatures and explaining them

  • Error 404
    Error 404 2 years ago +1135

    Coyote doesn’t even care that his socks are wet. -HE DOESN’T CARE ABOUT HIS PAIN-
    The ultimate madlad indeed.

  • Winston
    Winston 11 months ago +4

    Coyote really lives my dream. Walking around in the nature and finding rare animals. It's my life's dream. I mean... beside the biting and stinging stuff 😂

  • Firebolt Thunder
    Firebolt Thunder Year ago +2

    The thumbnail for this video never gets old. The Gumboot does look like kind of like Pac Man

    ACCELERATOR 6 months ago +3

    This dude made me addicted to flipping rocks in tide pools and finding creatures in them

  • •chill hill•
    •chill hill• Year ago +11

    It looks like a orange peel that’s been left out for a few days 😂

  • bridges
    bridges 4 years ago +5433

    man i wish coyote was my biology teacher...

  • Security_Camera6
    Security_Camera6 Month ago +1

    3:45 Nope it smells like a slug.
    I love how his reaction means that that specific sentence wasn’t even a joke

  • Z_Liv
    Z_Liv 11 months ago +12

    Gumboot sounds like an item in an RPG that let's you walk on walls or ceilings

  • Peter Griffin
    Peter Griffin 11 months ago +22

    Me: looks under rocks before putting my hand in their.
    Coyote: shoves hand all the way down like hmm wats down here

  • charlotte morgan
    charlotte morgan 5 months ago +1

    coyote always makes me happy even when im sad

  • kristin mcdermott
    kristin mcdermott 2 years ago +350

    I love that he’s very gentle with the animals instead of just grabbing him right away he slowly approaches it

    • O Mays
      O Mays 2 years ago

      David Rayment r/ItsWooooshWith4osNot6

    • Francisco Riscardo Caso
      Francisco Riscardo Caso 2 years ago

      @Thiccandsexygorilla relax bruh

    • Andrew Aguayo
      Andrew Aguayo 2 years ago +1

      cookieking _10 lol that response 😂😂

    • Michael Geary
      Michael Geary 2 years ago +2

      cookieking _10 you really don’t actually

    • Eric Dela Cruz
      Eric Dela Cruz 2 years ago

      Spiders cemtipedes and snakes when accedently encounterd he fastly approaches it lol

  • DiscountGaming
    DiscountGaming 10 months ago

    This guy is sick! Love your content

  • Sanjay Suwal
    Sanjay Suwal Year ago +7

    Coyote: *I’ll give you guys one guess to figure out what this is.*
    Mario/Cameraman: *Grape*
    Coyote: *Close but it’s a purple sea star*
    Me: *Aren’t grapes purple?*

  • WhiskeyJack
    WhiskeyJack 11 months ago

    I can tell it’s a Prikleback because of the way it is! Look how NEAT nature is!

  • Chris Churchill
    Chris Churchill 7 months ago +6

    Fun video, my kid and I really enjoyed it. One small correction to the sea lemon: the antennae-like structures at the anterior end are called rhinophores and are chemosensory. The flowery projection at the posterior end is their gills (not a chemosensory structure).


    Sees some creepy eel thing
    Picks it up immediately without thinking what it may do

    DANGER WAFFLE 7 months ago

    I found a purple sea star once. The tide was low, and I was looking in a deep crevice of a rock exposed by tide,and we found two chillin in there.

  • Whitted
    Whitted 11 months ago +8

    Me: *"That do be lookin’ like Patrick took a sea tan."*
    Edit: Yes I know Patrick is a star fish, not a sea star

  • Tounushi
    Tounushi 6 months ago +2

    Even though the sea lemon's pretty much just a blob, for some reason it looks unreasonably cute.

  • the random stuff channel
    the random stuff channel Year ago +1179

    Any wierd and harmful animals: People wont come near us
    Coyote: Ima gonna grab you

  • The Starseeker
    The Starseeker 6 months ago

    “This is the droid we’re looking for” - Coyote

  • Stooge
    Stooge Year ago +5

    "It's just us, and the island!" he says while there's two houses behind him

  • MaddestMike
    MaddestMike 3 months ago

    Never underestimate how weird some animals can be. XD

  • Ferociousfeind
    Ferociousfeind 10 months ago

    If it feels like he's repeating himself, I bet there are a lot of creatures that unfortunately didn't make the cut. If he had decided not to feature the sea lemon, then we wouldn't have the quick factoid that these are molluscs, related to snails and slugs. I think that's a very good quick introduction (though molluscs also include clams, squids, and octopi, that sorta slimy stuff both with and without shells) and the video would be a little lesser without it, compared to with it multiple times.

  • hiide0us
    hiide0us Year ago +550

    Imagine a giant just going around, gently grabbing you, explain a bunch of your biology to his friend then just...put you back down

  • shitass ?:: the c  hi Zh 就。  就

    Coyote at the beach: Wow! What a rare animal!
    Me at the beach: Wow! Another broken shell!

  • bigjuicymommymilkers x3

    Coyote: *"It feels like an elephant, or Rhinoceros skin."*
    The half of us who never felt Rhino or Elephant skin before 👁️👄👁️🖐️

  • Socc
    Socc 11 months ago

    That sea star isn't THAT big... I see them all the time and I even caught one on a rod and real as a kid when I was fishing for rock fish. Bait must have been on the bottom allowing the star to swallow it.

  • Luna Eris
    Luna Eris 7 months ago +1

    I love when he pretends to look around before finding his major animal of the video

  • Throw Away
    Throw Away Year ago +1683

    Coyote: "it's a gumboot"
    Me: "what's a gumboot?"
    Coyote: "it's a chiton"
    Me: "dafuq's a chiton"

    • CC Scheller
      CC Scheller Month ago

      I just heard of a chiton today and then i happened to come across this video. Btw sea stars prey on chitons

    • Critdlt
      Critdlt Month ago

      @HypeJoey imma

    • Serena Patterson
      Serena Patterson Month ago

      @HypeJoey nvm I'm now traumatized

    • Serena Patterson
      Serena Patterson Month ago

      @HypeJoey I don't get the joke actually.

    • Peter Clarke
      Peter Clarke 4 months ago


  • Swiss Cheesus
    Swiss Cheesus 11 months ago

    I love how the animals he finds he aren’t deadly or dangerous they are just little cuties who just vibe

  • MPaulHolmes
    MPaulHolmes Year ago

    I spent all of my summers growing up at a mobile home on camano island. I really miss that place. I used to see starfish like 5 times that size in our crab traps.

  • jack hartmann
    jack hartmann 9 months ago

    Coyote: Feels like rhinocerus skin
    everyone else: oh yeah sure thing boss

  • Kensho Heng
    Kensho Heng 2 months ago

    The way he explains everything is so interesting

  • Sn oof
    Sn oof 3 years ago +674

    Honestly Coyote needs his own show on either animal planet or travel channel

    • Juan Ballesteros
      Juan Ballesteros 3 years ago


    • Zacimus Prime
      Zacimus Prime 3 years ago +1

      I agree he’s actually great😊👍🏻

    • Taraia
      Taraia 3 years ago

      @RidoMeyer Famous*

    • Ryan Lee
      Ryan Lee 3 years ago

      Honestly don't think they'd pay him even close to what TheXvid does

    • Inanimate.
      Inanimate. 3 years ago

      Nah bro, make that National Geographic

  • Lord Fischi
    Lord Fischi 11 months ago +4

    Coyote: "It feels like elephant or rhino skin"
    Me in my head: I dunno what an elephant or a rhino feels like coyote...

  • Fire Fox
    Fire Fox 8 months ago +1

    Coyote: it's about the size of my face
    purple sea star: attaches on like a Facehugger

  • Kat Hutchison
    Kat Hutchison 9 months ago

    Sea lemons aren’t that common around here (I live just north of this area) but he picks the purple sea star as his feature creature? Those things are a dime a dozen and considered pests, they get into the oyster beds and do a lot of damage. The gumboot chiton is kinda cool, but the sea star? C’mon.

  • An Tahsi
    An Tahsi Year ago +1

    This is the perfect place to explore

  • Overhaul
    Overhaul 2 years ago +1060

    *Coyote introducing sea lemons*
    Cameraman: does it smell like a lemon?

  • Crosley’s Party
    Crosley’s Party Year ago +1

    Wow that purple starfish is so beautiful ❤️

  • Gabriel Cabán Cubero
    Gabriel Cabán Cubero 3 months ago

    Imagine being in your house and a giant hand reaches in and grabs you, stares at you, and then puts you back 🤣

  • thegreenlanternflash the idiot

    Imagine how he survived many things

  • Amy Ragan
    Amy Ragan Year ago

    Coyote: it’s just us and
    the island
    Me: I see someone in the back Also me: 😂🤣

  • Qiqi watches
    Qiqi watches 2 years ago +4452

    Coyote: This Gumboot is actually edible for humans
    Gumboot: D:

  • penguin
    penguin Year ago

    Coyote: woah it’s a sea lemon
    Cameraman thinking in his head: nah that’s a slug bro

  • Grey Bunnie
    Grey Bunnie 11 months ago

    Cameraman: "What is that?!"
    Coyote Peterson: "It's a gumboot!"
    Me: "Okay, but is it related to snails and/or slugs???"

  • Greg Burke
    Greg Burke Month ago

    I watched coyote Peterson everyday it's like the best show ever I watch it literally all day

  • Dj Luminol
    Dj Luminol Year ago

    My mom has a house on the water 5 minutes from here and I've never seen one of those eel looking fish before.

  • CassSlaysBass
    CassSlaysBass 2 years ago +255

    Me: has never seen any of these animals any time any where
    Coyote: Identifys every animal perfectly and knows everything about them

    • DullFool
      DullFool 2 years ago

      Isn’t this comment stolen the first and top comment?

    • hotdog
      hotdog 2 years ago

      Leonidas Anthony she’s talking that she has never seen those animals before (or he) while coyote knows everything about them

    • fire assassin990TM
      fire assassin990TM 2 years ago

      @Alya Malika why the r/woosh

    • Cole Michaels
      Cole Michaels 2 years ago +2

      MGD playzzz that’s not a high iq

    • Charlie Town
      Charlie Town 2 years ago +4

      They will research the animals they might find depending on where they go

  • Scooobydoodoooo
    Scooobydoodoooo Month ago

    this guy taught me more than my science teacher

  • Spicy Doritos
    Spicy Doritos Year ago +3

    Coyote: * tries to grab black chiton *
    Also coyote: “it’s really... suctioned on...”
    Also also coyote: * rips chiton in half *

  • M&M
    M&M 4 months ago

    Seeing the Purple Sea Star makes the line where Patrick in the movie says “I love being purple” take on another meaning

  • svampebob007
    svampebob007 11 months ago

    What does a chiton feel like?
    Coyote: like a elephant or a rhino
    Ah yes, just like the Northern Norwegian Snow Elephant and White Ice Rhino, thanks for the very relatable comparison :D

  • Alter Measure
    Alter Measure Year ago +854

    Cameramen: "Does It smell like a lemon?"
    Coyote: "Good question"

      HUMANIA Year ago


    • Christina Zhueng
      Christina Zhueng Year ago

      Rainbow is a good game but. Do not have any gas company so I don’t know if I can do that

    • Hello Goodbye
      Hello Goodbye Year ago

      Cameraman: does it taste like Lemon.
      Coyote: having a seizure.

    • TheSaltyShaker
      TheSaltyShaker Year ago

      @Mushan Wong nah

    • Ismail khan
      Ismail khan Year ago

      Btw the cameraman’s name is either mark or Mario there are 2

  • bagelhorse
    bagelhorse Year ago

    i live in washington and when he saw the purple starfish and said how big it was i was un impressed usually people get exited when the find a small starfish in washington that is one of the most common starfish in my state

  • Frog
    Frog 11 months ago +1

    Sea lemons are adorable 🥰

  • Jj Obdud
    Jj Obdud 8 months ago +3

    My man caught Patrick the sea star in his “gumboot” house.

  • Arsh
    Arsh 11 months ago +1

    "It feels like an elephant or a rhinoceros."
    ah yes i definitely know how that feels. :D

  • Ella Cummings
    Ella Cummings Year ago +698

    Am I the only one who thinks “sea lemon” is a really cute name??

    • Divya Gupta
      Divya Gupta Month ago

      Well, depends on how you look at it.

    • Ella Cummings
      Ella Cummings Month ago

      @Serena Patterson haha ikr

    • Serena Patterson
      Serena Patterson Month ago

      Nope. Check your replies and see.

    • Leo Carey
      Leo Carey Month ago

      No you are not

    • Leg Hairs
      Leg Hairs 2 months ago

      @Axolotlgamingwashere ik I mean idk why it’s leg hairs I don’t even remember changing it to that ;-;

  • S1ngul_arity
    S1ngul_arity 11 months ago +2

    Did anyone notice when he picked up the prickleback a spider also crawled out

  • Tails fan 8888
    Tails fan 8888 9 months ago

    You’re a legend for doing all of these you’re like a God you never died from stings

  • Masked Bandit
    Masked Bandit 11 months ago +6

    "It is just us and the island"
    Man on boat behind him

  • theron the mudokon
    theron the mudokon 7 months ago +3

    prickleback: yay lets continue my break from the ocean that has only lasted 1 minute him: releases it back to ocean prickleback:awww break times over :(

  • Zhongjie Sun
    Zhongjie Sun 4 years ago +1241

    first sea cucumbers, now sea lemons? now im waiting for sea apples and sea oranges

  • Alicia Hobock
    Alicia Hobock 6 days ago

    I would like to imagine its enemy would be jellyfishes, since they look like the ghosts from Pac-man.

  • Aesthetic M
    Aesthetic M Year ago

    Ohh looking at this video I can appreciate how Mother Nature is truly beautiful even though they are creepy slippery slimey animals

  • Duoblade
    Duoblade 10 months ago +3

    *Finds possible venomous animal*
    Coyote: Ima touch it :D

  • david Trisha
    david Trisha 5 months ago +2

    Whenever I see the sea star it reminds me of that one Spongebob creepypasta where patrick turns into an actual sea star

  • Shmaider
    Shmaider 2 years ago +5286

    Coyote: *dosent care about touching Creepy animals*
    Me: *Scared of seaweed touching me*
    Edit: One time I touched sea weed and a crab pinched me, and then I stepped on a little fish

  • Frog
    Frog 11 months ago

    My favorite place to go is a tide pool because I love all the creatures 🐚

  • ZayBlocks
    ZayBlocks Month ago +1

    "What type of sea star is this? Can you guess?"
    Me: thanos the star

  • Best time ProjectRange
    Best time ProjectRange 5 months ago +1

    *how does coyote know all this stuff exactly?*

  • DJ OktarioYT
    DJ OktarioYT 10 months ago +1

    This should be an official documentary on TV

  • Shamara Tv
    Shamara Tv 4 years ago +61

    Honestly Coyote Peterson is a role model to me, he makes me not want to be afraid of wild animals, sea creatures, or insects. Bravest man I know

    • Shamara Tv
      Shamara Tv 4 years ago

      Jesus Garza only in Texas. We don't have flying cockroaches

    • Shamara Tv
      Shamara Tv 4 years ago

      marsh mallow its not like he's telling kids to go out and find these creatures and pick them up or play with them. And as you can see their not dangerous

    • Kyle Christofer Viray
      Kyle Christofer Viray 4 years ago

      Shamara Tv make sure to look for blue ringed octupos

    • marsh mallow
      marsh mallow 4 years ago

      Shamara Tv ya hes a role model he teaches kids to go into wild and pick up damgerous animals xD and get stung

    • Aidan Rodgers
      Aidan Rodgers 4 years ago

      Jesus Garza friendly

  • Narender Nani
    Narender Nani Year ago +1

    Coyote : I'm not scared about touching the creepiest animals
    Me : scared about to touching the lizard

  • Alden Crabb
    Alden Crabb 10 months ago

    That gumboot is seriously primordial! Like its still living beneath the ancient primordial soup!

  • Jumbo
    Jumbo 6 months ago

    Coyote :let’s try to find the giant gumboot
    Mark: gum what?
    Coyote from far away: Gum BOOT KYTON!

  • Uk own
    Uk own 4 months ago +1

    I thought the fish was an eel and when I found out I actually apologised to Kyotie

  • mihxru
    mihxru 2 years ago +1304

    Coyote: look at that!
    Me: that’s mud
    The thing: stars moving
    Me: help

    • Unused acc
      Unused acc 2 years ago

      **slowly sinks into couch**

    • Egors Deimos
      Egors Deimos 2 years ago

      Iowa • a good pun isn’t obvious. You are supposed to get it subtly and laugh about it later.

    • Noor Hazaini
      Noor Hazaini 2 years ago

      @Jose he learn first if he dont he prob will already died

    • BellaBroBro
      BellaBroBro 2 years ago


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      Claudia 2 years ago


  • TheDutchGunner
    TheDutchGunner 10 months ago

    I seen my first wild sea star in San Francisco. Huge purple, orange, and yellow variants.

  • Phoebe Taylor
    Phoebe Taylor Year ago +1

    Who else saw the crab behind the sea lemon at 4:44

  • Mr Sturgeon
    Mr Sturgeon 9 months ago

    "Pac-Man of the Sea.." As opposed to the pack-man of the land.

  • Samantha Coleen Andrin

    10:54 whoa thats the biggest Star fish i ever seen- 😲

  • Ish
    Ish 2 years ago +51

    This guy is good. He respects the animals, and teaches us the information in a hands on, interesting way

  • Shadow man
    Shadow man 10 months ago

    Coyote: That's a gumboot
    Me: No, that's Pac-Man

  • xredstar303x
    xredstar303x 2 months ago

    When I was 8 years old my family went to hawaii and we found a big sea star. But me and my little brother didn’t know that sea stars were alive and for some reason our parents let us take it home. It was still damp when we got home and so we put it out to dry in a bucket and it like bled to death or something. It was horrible. I think my mom ended up throwing it away bc the smell. 😭😭😭

  • sunny
    sunny 8 months ago

    geez what wise words coyote.

  • Fati Kay
    Fati Kay Year ago

    Pacman starts at 13:40. You're welcome :)

  • Funky Fried Alien
    Funky Fried Alien 10 months ago

    3:45 "it smells like a slug"
    So... what does a slug smell like?