Scheduled Beach Explorations
The winter didn't offer much in the way of good low tides, so we limited our explorations to two events in December, 2014. Now we eagerly await spring and the low tides that will come in April and the months following. On the opposite extreme of the low tides, keep an eye out for King Tides, which are exceptionally high tides. There may be opportunities to see these high tides on the mornings of January 23 (7:10 am), January 24 (7:50 am) and January 25 (8:32 am). The atmospheric pressure makes a difference in these tides, with a low pressure system bringing possibilities of a higher tide. All of the above are expected to exceed 13 feet.
SPRING/SUMMER 2015 SCHEDULE (locations to be announced)
Monday, April 20, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Monday, May 18, 10:30 am - 12:30 noon
Tuesday, June 16, 10:30 am - 12:30 noon
Wednesday, July 15, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
For more information about these explorations, sign up to receive a Bainbridge Beach Explorer newsletter through the Sustainable Bainbridge home page, upper right corner -- check the box for "beach explorer" after entering your email address. We send out a newsletter prior to each event, as well as when there is a special opportunity for beach explorers.
NOTE: You may have read the news about the sea star wasting disease. It has come to Bainbridge Island; we have found die-off of sea stars at several of the beaches we monitor. Stars affected on our beaches are sunflower, ochre, mottled and leather stars. Giant pink stars have disappeared from places where we usually see them. Bainbridge Beach Naturalists are monitoring the situation in cooperation with scientists who are tracking the disease in our Salish Sea.