Monday, November 2, 2015


The first big storm of Fall arrived the day before Halloween and brought heavy rain and wind to Western Washington.  We spent the weekend at Long Beach WA and were lucky enough to have breaks in the weather long enough for three good beach walks.  Washington State is expected to have normal Fall weather during this El Nino year with dryer and warmer weather coming after the start of Winter.  Sanderlings were present in large numbers and one dead gull (not sure the species) and one dead Cassin's Auklet were seem.  We lucked out with a very nice sunset on Halloween....
A question often asked is:  What causes sea foam on the beach?
For the answer go here:

3 Spined Stickleback

Cassin's Auklet



Glove chase

Sea Rocket and dune grass

Sea foam - Popping these bubbles can release toxic algal particles into the air...if toxic algal cells are part of the makeup of the sea foam

Sea foam - popping these bubbles can be harmful to your health

Razor Clam shell

Seal flipper

Gretchen and sea foam

Happy Halloween

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