Archive for the ‘guidelines’ Category

The Changing Bluffs at FMR

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

Ranger Sarah Lenz reports:

A large chunk of the Cypress Point bluff at FMR collapsed onto the beach.

A large chunk of the Cypress Point bluff at FMR collapsed onto the beach.

I had an excellent reminder of the dynamic eroding bluffs at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve on January 10th when a large chunk of Cypress Point came tumbling down on to the beach. This is a great opportunity to remind all of us to be safe out there while exploring the tidepools. Please keep away from the cliff edges and the undersides too!


Choosing Footwear for Tidepooling

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

When you’re planning a trip to the tidepools, it pays to give some advance thought to what you’ll wear on your feet. Footing on the reef can be tricky; you’ll be climbing up and down on slippery, sometimes wobbly rocks. Plus it’s a rare explorer who completely avoids stepping in a tidepool or getting splashed by incoming waves, and that water is COLD!

Over the years our volunteers, who spend dozens of hours out on the reef each year, have tried just about everything; here are some guidelines on what works — and what doesn’t! (more…)

Use your scientific eyes!

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Look Small. Intertidal animals can be the size of a pea!

Sit Quietly. We are very large and scary compared to a sea slug!

Wait for the Marine Life to reveal itself! There is a whole ecosystem right below you!