Thursday, October 18, 2012

High tides flooded life into the marsh

This morning we found the marsh completely flooded. And the tide was rushing out to the bay.

High of 66 °F | Humidity (avg) 77% | Wind @ 8 mph (ESE) | High Tide 6.5 ft. @ 10:25 AM | Moon 8% visible.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

CUNY students clean up!

Professor Kathleen from CUNY brings her oceanography students out to Rocky Point Marsh to make their own observations of the local ecology. We then engage in a good old-fashioned clean up.

This is the first time I've seen a sea star on this shoreline.

Professor Kathleen and Tony Luscombe, NPS Biological Technician meet with the students afterwards.

Professor Kathleen and Tony Luscombe.

This may be a juvenile northern brown snake (Storeria d. dekayi), another marsh resident we were pleased to meet.

High of 55 °F | Humidity (avg) 44% | Wind @ 9 mph (SSW) | High Tide 5.9 ft. @ 6:27 AM | Moon 8% visible.