We’re approaching a full moon! That means minus tides and more beach to explore. If you get a wild chaeta and want to check out sea life by flashlight, you can join the naturalists of the Kitsap Beach Watchers Program and partner organizations for low tide beach walks tomorrow (Wednesday 1/27) from 7 -8:30PM at the Lions Park boat launch (Bremerton) or under the Bainbridge Island ferry dock. (Google map, zoom on in!)
In case you want to explore on your own, the lows are approximately as follows …
• Wednesday (27th)
• Thursday (28th) 9:30PM -2.4′
• Friday (29th) 10:15PM -2.4′
• Saturday (30th) 11:00PM -2.0′
If you want to new scenery for the price of a walk-on ferry ticket, the newly formed Vashon Beach Naturalists program will be hosting a beach walk at the north end Vashon ferry terminal Friday (26th) from 8-10PM. You can also wait until February 25th to join the Kitsap crew again at the Southworth Ferry dock (7-8:30). These are great opportunities to learn more about the life on your beaches.
The weather looks great for Wednesday and Thursday this week. Enjoy the night life! JEff
PS. “chaeta” is new Latin from the Greek word for long hair. … wild hair… At least the marine worms might get a giggle out of it. Most marine worms are polychaetes (many bristles/hairs).
Beach walk partners include: WSU Kitsap County Extension, Washington Sea Grant and People for Puget Sound – Contact: Peg Tillery PTillery@co.kitsap.wa.us or Jeff Adams email@example.com for questions or more details.
Jeff Adams is a Washington Sea Grant Marine Water Quality Specialist, affiliated with the University of Washington’s College of the Ocean and Fishery Sciences and based in Bremerton. You can follow his Sea-life blog, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 360-337-4619.