Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Lowest Tide

Today was the lowest spring tide of the year, and we went out to the local beach to check out the sea life.  The sun was warm, the breeze was gentle, the kids were enthralled.  We explored while the tide was out, then had lunch and played while the tide began its rising progression.  Here are some photos of the day.

A Sea Star regrowing its arms

We met a good friend

Clam necks

Beautiful Anemone and Opalescent Nudibranchs

Christmas Anemones

Leather Star

Tunicates, mussels, and other gooey things

Pisasters on pilings

Large clam shell with opalescent nudibranch inside

Gabriel holding giant clam shell

Teeny tiny scallop

Sea lemon

Giant Laminaria seaweed

Sea sponge

Tunicates, I think

Bryozoans on kelp

Underside of flat fish

Large clam shell with sea slugs inside

Gabriel holding large moon snail

I was doing this:

While the kids were doing this:

It was a wonderful day.

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Looks like you guys had a wonderful time at the beach! I am currently reading The Highest Tide, by Jim Lynch, and I bet you would love it.

I was over at Resurrection Fern and popped over to your site :-).