Beach at super low tide

May 5th brought us a Super Moon. That’s when the moon is full and comes in close proximity to Earth. It looks bigger and brighter than usual. That evening I went with a friend to the beach to watch it rise. It was a beautiful clear evening and the Moon was spectacular. Along with the big full moon came very low tides that day and the next several. The minus tides were conveniently timed around noon and the weather was warm and sunny, perfect for folks to go explore the tidal zone. Crabs, moon snails, sea stars, tube worms, anemones were exposed and wishing it wasn’t so warm and sunny. But for the humans it was perfect beach combing conditions. The Indianola dock was completely exposed.

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