Our November night low tide walk was canceled because of bad weather; but the December 12th walk was blessed with great weather at 32°, a clear sky, and an almost full moon. Gary Skorheim walked the beaches of Cama Beach State Park with 10 others ( 3 from Ananda Farm, a no-till nature farm on the south end of Camano Island).
The reward for venturing out into the cold night was to see sea stars in greater numbers than we have seen recently. Two species of the genus Pisaster showed up…giant pink sea star (P. brevispinus), ochre sea star (P. ochraceus), and then there was the sunflower sea star (Pycnopodia helianthoides). Very good signs to us. Our mottled sea star, (Evasterias troschelii) also made an appearance along with a moon snail (Euspira lewisii).
Still looking for that fabulous hooded nudibranch (Melibe leonia) on our next tide walk.