Archive for the ‘memorable moments’ Category

A Blue-ribbon Fourth of July

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

This year the creativity of the volunteers from Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve who walked in Half Moon Bay’s holiday parade was rewarded with a FIRST PRIZE BLUE RIBBON for their Marching Unit! Congratulations gang!

FFMR in Half Moon Bay's 4th of July Parade 2011

These photos are courtesy of volunteer Jill Morris, whose dog Jukebox made a huge hit dressed up as one of our favorite nudibranchs, the Hopkins rose.


Tsunami Surge Did No Damage at FMR

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Ranger Sarah reports that the tsunami surge experienced in the area on March 11, 2011 did no damage at FMR:

“We had the park and all beaches closed (as did the rest of the state). I did witness many surges that looked very different from the regular high surf stuff. We have been experiencing that surge action for the last few days so definitely an ongoing process but not as dramatic as Friday.”

Here’s a YouTube video that uses time-lapse-photography to record four highs and lows as seen in nearby Pillar Point Harbor between about 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. You can find other videos of the event on YouTube, too.

Soaking Up the Sun

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Ranger Sarah Lenz reports:

Juvenile red tail hawk drying its wings

Juvenile red tail hawk drying its wings

This juvenile red tail hawk had just finished a quick bath in San Vicente Creek and was drying its wings on the fence post early one recent morning. On the outer reef the harbor seals are also soaking up the sun in the background.