[Tweeters] Tides at Night
nanswaltz at earthlink.net
Thu Nov 29 15:45:25 PST 2018
Saturday night Wendy Feltham and I went tidepooling at North Beach, Port Townsend. Warm evening with a full moon and no wind - great fun. Standard equipment for me - rubber boots, headlamp, flashlight and one hiking stick (need to have one hand free to explore). Wendy posted photos of some of the critters we saw on her iNaturalist page - check them out. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/wendy5
The highlights were spotting a Tidepool Sculpin with incredible coloration that mimicked the rocks and coralline algae and a small Buffalo Sculpin - in crevices on a boulder about 5 feet in the air above the water level. (That boulder is a favorite low tide spot for us). We also enjoyed the amazing shrimp with bright sparkling eyes and antenna tips.
We also heard that strange single bird call - neither of us could identify it. I thought it might be an Oyster Catcher, but the absence of repeats made me unsure.
Sent from my iPad
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