Beach naturalists at local beaches for low tide

The Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalists will be at Golden Gardens and Carkeek Park for the low tides expected this weekend.

Kids exploring the tide pools during a 2009 low tide.

“Grab your boots and get ready to learn all about the animals that call our local beaches ‘home,'” the website states. Beach Naturalists will be on hand Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sunday from noon to 3:30 p.m. and Monday from noon to 3 p.m. “We are here to educate and inspire folks, in hopes that providing knowledge of the creatures and their habitat will lead us all to care more about their habitat and fight to preserve it,” says Beach Naturalist Coordinator Janice Mathisen. Although Beach Naturalists won’t be out on Friday, a low tide of -2.7 is expected at 11:45 a.m. (Disclosure: The Seattle Aquarium is a sponsor of MyBallard.)

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carlman03
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carlman03

Beach Naturalists sounds a little more like nude beach enthusiasts then folks advocating for marine life.

James
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James

Great…. The fine folks who tell you to get your dog off the beach will be walking and digging in clam beds. Thanks for the education in environmental protection….

The Norwegian
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The Norwegian

Nobody has to tell you to get your dog off the beach. There are already signs there informing people. Dogs are a luxury and have nothing to do with low tides, naturalists, or ruining clam beds. Like mommy nature doesn’t take care of herself.

MikeG
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MikeG

Awesome, awesome, awesome! I’m looking forward to going tomorrow.

FremontMama
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FremontMama

We took the kids down to Carkeek around 10:30 this morning. Weather wasn’t the greatest, but it was lots of fun! Saw tons of sea stars, sea cucumbers, sea anenomes, etc. and the naturalists were super nice to the kids answering all of their questions and showing us lots of cool stuff. Thanks MyBallard for the tip!

KidandDogMom
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KidandDogMom

Speaking of dogs and Golden Gardens, my pup decided that the dead harbor seal waaaay down at the end of the beach would be just delightful to roll in/ rub on herself at about 6 p.m. this evening. Watch out for it! I had to restore her to sweetness with lavender dog shampoo and the garden hose before she could come back into the house.

yep
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your dog shouldn’t have been on the beach to begin with. serves you right to have to spend that time cleaning up fido.