Hello, my fellow swimmers!
It’s been some time since my last post, but I’ve not been idle! Research and conservation efforts continue in the background, and life continues to roll on. I’ve been volunteering at the Olympic Beach Ranger Station in Edmonds, WA, and let me tell you it’s amazing. There is so much opportunity for education here, and while the facility is small, there is an amazing touch tank that has many of the local species contained within. Included are a few of the more interesting pictures I’ve been able to take! We’ll be open from 12:00pm to 5:00pm on weekends, all the way until labor day.
One of the things about this opportunity that is surprising to me is that I’ve learned much more than I expected. From Featherduster Tube Worms, to Clown Nudibranchs, to Painted Anemones, there has been a lot for me to learn. I encourage any and all of you to come down to the station and check it out! Everything is free to explore, and the rangers and docents are knowledgeable and friendly. You can even stop for Ice Cream at the nearby cafe, and if you’re lucky, you might see a baby seal hauled out on the beach!
It’s been an amazing summer. Come down to the beach and explore and learn how you can make a difference for our precious waterways. And meet the Bald Fish Guy as an added bonus! I’ll be posting pics of some of the cooler things I’ve seen in days to come.
Come and see us! Also, as always, remember to Keep Swimming.