West Seattle weekend scenes: Bright low-low-tide sights

May 27, 2013 at 11:14 pm | In West Seattle beaches, West Seattle news, Wildlife | 5 Comments

Two colorful photos to share from this weekend’s low-low tides: Top photo is courtesy of 12-year-old Max Rubin-Stencel, who took it on Saturday at Constellation Park south of Alki Point. If you know what type of eggs (?) those are, please advise via comments or e-mail – thanks! Next, Sunshine Adams-Toledo shared the photo of a blood star:

If you have an extra day off – or are otherwise flexible during the day – tomorrow’s low tide will be -2.8 at 2 pm (not quite as far out as the past three days, but close) and Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists will be out at Constellation Park and Lincoln Park (near Colman Pool) again, 11:30 am-3 pm.


  1. Top pic looks like roe (salmon eggs), this is a year where the salmon population will be quite high in the Sound (odd years have much more salmon than even years, reason still unknown).

    Comment by SeaWolf — 5:49 am May 28, 2013 #

  2. Why would there be salmon roe in the Sound? I thought salmon spawned upstream. Is it possibly some other kind of fish roe?

    Comment by slc — 1:48 pm May 28, 2013 #

  3. The eggs are tidepool sculpin. Nice picture, Max!

    Comment by Swamp Thing — 4:08 pm May 28, 2013 #

  4. I agree with slc they must be like herring roe or some other small fish like that.

    Comment by nemobeansmom — 4:12 pm May 28, 2013 #

  5. I was wondering about the eggs too – I have seen some that are the same size and often in the same location as those shown in the photo, but were pink or purplish. Are they from another species then? I wonder.

    Comment by annika — 5:21 pm May 28, 2013 #

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