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Event Series Event Series: Nightime Minus Tide Walk at Cama

Nightime Minus Tide Walk at Cama

December 22, 2022 @ 9:00 pm 10:30 pm

Cama Cabins at night, Nov 2022

Evening beach walks (weather dependent)

  • Wed., Dec. 21 has a -2.5ft low tide at 9:17pm.  Starting time for the beach event will be 8:30pm.  Nice and early and an OK low tide.
  • Thur., Dec. 22 has a -3.4ft low tide at 10:05pm.  Starting time for this nice low tide will be 9:00pm.

As always snow, icy roads, high winds or rain could cause one or both of these events to be canceled. Let John Custer know if you plan to go, and check your email shortly before leaving for Cama for a cancellation notice.

Lights and Layers. It’s a good idea to have two flashlights and many layers of clothing.  Footwear. Waterproof shoes or rubber boots if you want to do a little wading.

Special note: A researcher at Friday Harbor Labs is very interested in our sunflower sea star sightings during the -4ft low tides last summer. So on we’ll be looking for them especially on Thur. with the -3.4ft low tide toward the south boundary of the Park.  I hope you’ll get to see lion’s mane nudibranchs both nights. They were a surprise and a treat during a low tide in November. Hopefully they’ll be present this month and into the New Year.

You are welcome to invite friends to join you but PLEASE be sure to tell them what to bring (flashlights) and how to dress (warmly) and that sneakers might not be the best choice for footwear.

Below, Photos and details from John Custer, Cama Beach Foundation: Lion’s Mane Nudibranch, Melibe leonine, seen in the eelgrass at Cama Beach State Park at Thanksgiving-time, 2022. A few of these sea slugs were doing their bending movement, the “Melibe dance”.  (See https://stay-curious.com/hooded-nudibranch-dance/). Hood is used for catching prey.