Today’s the day: West Seattle’s lowest tide of the year

Checked the chart for the entire year; the -4.1 low tide at 11:51 this morning is as low as it goes for all of 2008. (Tomorrow’s close, -4.0 at 12:39 pm; beach naturalists will be out both days.) Meantime, we’ve had reminders to be kind to the wildlife that’s vulnerable at low tide – WSB’er “Bernicki” sent these photos showing what can happen if you’re not:



4 Replies to "Today's the day: West Seattle's lowest tide of the year"

  • Neighbor June 4, 2008 (9:31 am)

    REMEMBER — please enjoy the sea life and leave them there. Past low tides, I’ve seen people/kids leave with buckets of soon-to-die starfish, shellfish, etc. It’s illegal and cruel. Also, DO NOT EAT anything harvested from the beach. Read and obey the posted signs.

  • Bernicki June 4, 2008 (10:18 am)

    Rest assured, no wildlife was harmed (or harvested) as I took that photo. We were very careful not to step on anything live, and to leave everything where we found it.

  • bl@ster June 4, 2008 (1:03 pm)

    So…. what is that thing spewing the water?

  • WSB June 4, 2008 (1:06 pm)


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