Edmonds Beach Low Tide
A beach somewhere in Edmonds Washington.
“Peering into a tide pool is like looking
through a window into another world… “
–James Luther Davis
I had always wanted to go back there for a low tide since that is where I saw some of the largest Sun Starfish I had ever seen. This particular beach is situated next to an abandoned pier, and the sun starfish cover the pilings. Of course you can only see them if the tide is low enough. Unfortunately, the last low tide we had on Monday, the tide was only a minus 1.2, not low enough to actually see these amazing starfish. We did, however, see other incredible see creatures.
We saw jellyfish, a few starfish, some incredibly large anemones, mussels and a very hungry heron, waiting for us to leave.
Fried Egg Jelly Fish
All kinds of anemones, all closed up for protection.
(I believe these are Northern Red Anemones which can live for 60 years.)
This is a piling under the pier covered in mussels and barnacles, if anyone knows what the dripping goop is I would love to know.
This was a pole completely covered in mussels and barnacles.
Here is the pole from a distance.
And finally our hungry Heron just waiting to grab some tasty morsels.
If anyone would like to know exactly where this beach is use the map below. Click “View larger map” to be able to scroll in and out for more details. The pier is on the map at the top near where it says “Meadowdale”