JulieLeung.com: a life told in tidepools

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June 6th, 2004 · No Comments

As part of the local Tracking the Otter series, we went to the beach on Thursday to study history with other homeschool friends. In 1841, American surveyor Captain Wilkes sailed into this bay with two vessels. He named the island Bainbridge. His crew documented some of the flora and fauna, writing up a report that would tempt other travelers to make the journey to the Northwest.

The lowest tide in 19 years this week gave us discoveries such as sea stars, crabs – including one small kelp crab caught in a cup, fish, eelgrass, electric pink and green sea anemones, one swimming shrimp…and blue herons and bald eagles flying above us in the bright sunny sky.




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