TIDE POOLS

Issue 4, Summer 2019
Photo by John Gussman, Tongue Point at Salt Creek Recreation Area, WA

 

WELCOME TO THE
SUMMER 2019 ISSUE
OF SALISH MAGAZINE!

The articles listed below tell stories of some of the things you can see while exploring tide pools found on many of our Salish Sea beaches.

This summer (2019), the tides will be extremely low for several days on either side of July 4th, with more lows again in mid and late-July, and in August. Check your favorite source for tidal predictions. If you don’t already have a favorite, a simple one for Seattle is published by Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife. Of course the low tide times vary by an hour or more around the region, and one place that tide times for specific places around Washington can be found is on the NOAA Tides & Currents site. Tides for British Columbia locations can be found on the Fisheries and Oceans Canada site.

Windows On the Sea

Windows On the Sea

by Nancy Sefton
June 2019

A variety of sea creatures seem unfazed by the summer sun. To fully appreciate nature’s clever adaptations, one must get close up and personal.

Star Eat Star World

Star Eat Star World

by Paul Pegany
June 2019

Iconic tide pool creatures in the Pacific Northwest are sea stars and their echinoderm cousins: sand dollars, sea urchins, and sea cucumbers — all with five part symmetry.

Tide Pool Seaweed

Tide Pool Seaweed

by Sara Noland
June 2019

More than just slime on the sand or a slippery coating on rocks, the wide diversity of seaweeds is integral to the ecology of Puget Sound shorelines.

Sea Cucumbers

Sea Cucumbers

by Paul Pegany
June 2019

These unassuming creatures play a vital role in the tidal environment: they are the clean-up crew: “vacuums cleaner of the sea” or “earthworms of the seafloor.”

Salish Sea Tide Pools

Salish Sea Tide Pools

by Adrianne Lauman
June 2019

Countless ecological interactions take place in the tidal pools. At low tide we can observe these interactions and gain a greater awareness of our nearshore biodiversity.

Portals of Discovery

Portals of Discovery

by Sharon Pegany
June 2019

Marine centers around the Salish Sea offer experiences and snippets of local information to prepare tide poolers for more meaningful adventures.

Postscript 4

Postscript 4

by John F. Williams
June 2019

Salish Magazine has made it through its first year! Thanks to the many people who made it possible!

Salish Magazine

Publisher: John F. Williams

SEA-Media

P.O. Box 1407 Suquamish WA 98392

info@sea-media.org www.salishmagazine.org

Copyright SEA-Media, 2018.

All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without consent of copyright owner is strictly prohibited.
SEA-Media is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation

 

Extra special thanks to: Susan Merril, Sheila Kelley, Kathleen Thorne, Georgia Browne, Tom McDonald, Andrea Jessoe, Grant Blackinton, Bob Simmons, Neva Welton, and all of the credited authors and image contributors.