quote:36 factors affect the tides, from the Earth's proximity to the sun and the moon, to the moon's angle in relation to the equator. Every 19 years, those factors line up just so -- creating the lowest low tides and the greatest differences between low and high tides, he said.
"We get good low tides every spring and summer, but there are longer term cycles on the order of every 19 years when the gravitational pull of the sun and moon give us exceptional low tides," Secord said.
quote:"Don't do the 'oh yuck,' " he said, because kids pick up on cues from their parents and that could discourage their interest.
quote:Mumford said the low tides are a good opportunity for children to develop a love of nature. His advice for parents is to encourage their kids to discover the wondrous things on the beach while ignoring the mud and smells that might get in the way.
Oh I loved low tides when I lived in Alaska - they were so much fun. We'd walk out 20-50-sometimes 70 feet and find huge star fish, crabs and all sorts of beach life. It's also a perfect time for octopus hunting. I miss the smell so much.
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How neat! I live few hours from there but I don't think I will be able to make it up there. The part that I wonder about is how much garbage/debris this is going to expose? This sound is a very busy one and you can bet that it's had it's share of items being dumped.
Hope those parents teach the kids what I teach mine when we are out and about, pack out what you pack in and more if you can carry it, meaning if you find someone elses beer cans and trash, take it back with you.
-------------------- ~tough as nails yet nice as pie~ For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction - and sometimes a scar. "and don't threaten anyone with your pants today!" - Frog_Feathers daisys does Myspace Posts: 3206 | From: Molalla, OR | Registered: Jun 2004
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The Red and the Green Stamps
Thank you! There's a very old shipwreck near here that is a little bit visible when the tides are extremely low. It's usually taken as a myth by those who've never seen anything of it. I've seen it once and always hoped to see it again.