Monday, 24 June 2013

We (and about 6 other people) were at the Fitzgerald Preserve reef at sunrise, with a -1.79 foot tide at 5:57 AM (14 minutes after sunrise). It was very misty, and then started a light rain, so lighting was challenging for spotting things, and even worse for photography. We saw a gumboot chiton, quite a few nudibranchs, and a few seals (one up on the reef). It was an interesting morning, even if we did not see anything too unusual. The GPS does seem to be confused about the elevation. We were standing pretty much at 0 elevation, and it seems to have settled on about -12m (-40 feet)...
All images Copyright © 2013 by Dave Olson unless otherwise noted. Pictures are taken mostly on my Nikon S9500, and most have links to the google map location where they were taken (if the GPS worked).

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Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-054837 thumbnail 37.52350,-122.51793 Elevation 24.70m

Location (google maps) Elevation 24.70m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-054842 thumbnail 37.52348,-122.51791 Elevation 24.70m

Location (google maps) Elevation 24.70m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-054848 thumbnail 37.52349,-122.51788 Elevation 24.50m

Location (google maps) Elevation 24.50m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-054912 thumbnail 37.52350,-122.51793 Elevation 24.50m

Location (google maps) Elevation 24.50m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-054927 thumbnail 37.52351,-122.51793 Elevation 24.50m

Location (google maps) Elevation 24.50m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-055324.mp4 Movie (73MB)

Location (google maps) Elevation 24.50m

360 degree panorama, just after sunrise. Starts with a seal looking at me from the edge of the reef, ends with brief flash of the seal on the reef.

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-055805 thumbnail 37.52300,-122.51857 Elevation -7.50m

Location (google maps) Elevation -7.50m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-055810 thumbnail 37.52301,-122.51857 Elevation -7.60m

Location (google maps) Elevation -7.60m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-055820 thumbnail 37.52301,-122.51858 Elevation -7.60m

Location (google maps) Elevation -7.60m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-060313 thumbnail 37.52286,-122.51841 Elevation -10.90m

Location (google maps) Elevation -10.90m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-060524 thumbnail 37.52294,-122.51826 Elevation -11.10m

Location (google maps) Elevation -11.10m

Gumboot Chiton. Turned out poorly, but left these in because they were the only pictures I had. It was alive, but not attached to the rocks.

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-060542 thumbnail 37.52290,-122.51826 Elevation -11.00m

Location (google maps) Elevation -11.00m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-061516 thumbnail 37.52151,-122.51727 Elevation -11.60m

Location (google maps) Elevation -11.60m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-061520.mp4 Movie (62MB)

Location (google maps) Elevation -11.60m

Another 360 degree panorama, now about 30 minutes after sunrise, so a bit better lighting.

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-062006 thumbnail 37.52146,-122.51708 Elevation -22.90m

Location (google maps) Elevation -22.90m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-062109 thumbnail 37.52141,-122.51700 Elevation -24.50m

Location (google maps) Elevation -24.50m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-062117 thumbnail 37.52140,-122.51702 Elevation -24.80m

Location (google maps) Elevation -24.80m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-062735 thumbnail 37.52113,-122.51713 Elevation -27.10m

Location (google maps) Elevation -27.10m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-062905 thumbnail 37.52116,-122.51689 Elevation -21.50m

Location (google maps) Elevation -21.50m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-063023 thumbnail 37.52110,-122.51682 Elevation -18.00m

Location (google maps) Elevation -18.00m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-063043 thumbnail 37.52110,-122.51683 Elevation -18.10m

Location (google maps) Elevation -18.10m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-063100 thumbnail 37.52110,-122.51683 Elevation -18.10m

Location (google maps) Elevation -18.10m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-063144 thumbnail 37.52098,-122.51687 Elevation -17.60m

Location (google maps) Elevation -17.60m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-063149 thumbnail 37.52098,-122.51686 Elevation -17.70m

Location (google maps) Elevation -17.70m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-063315 thumbnail 37.52093,-122.51689 Elevation -17.20m

Location (google maps) Elevation -17.20m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-063322 thumbnail 37.52091,-122.51689 Elevation -17.20m

Location (google maps) Elevation -17.20m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-063350 thumbnail 37.52090,-122.51690 Elevation -17.20m

Location (google maps) Elevation -17.20m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-063421 thumbnail 37.52092,-122.51696 Elevation -17.20m

Location (google maps) Elevation -17.20m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-063425 thumbnail 37.52092,-122.51696 Elevation -17.20m

Location (google maps) Elevation -17.20m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-063438 thumbnail 37.52091,-122.51700 Elevation -17.20m

Location (google maps) Elevation -17.20m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-063445 thumbnail 37.52091,-122.51700 Elevation -17.20m

Location (google maps) Elevation -17.20m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-063506 thumbnail 37.52089,-122.51697 Elevation -17.60m

Location (google maps) Elevation -17.60m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-063519 thumbnail 37.52089,-122.51696 Elevation -17.90m

Location (google maps) Elevation -17.90m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-063621 thumbnail 37.52086,-122.51703 Elevation -18.70m

Location (google maps) Elevation -18.70m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-063803 thumbnail 37.52085,-122.51700 Elevation -17.90m

Location (google maps) Elevation -17.90m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-063808 thumbnail 37.52085,-122.51699 Elevation -17.90m

Location (google maps) Elevation -17.90m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-063931 thumbnail 37.52074,-122.51693 Elevation -17.79m

Location (google maps) Elevation -17.79m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-064049 thumbnail 37.52072,-122.51693 Elevation -17.60m

Location (google maps) Elevation -17.60m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-064252 thumbnail 37.52062,-122.51692 Elevation -16.79m

Location (google maps) Elevation -16.79m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-064309 thumbnail 37.52062,-122.51692 Elevation -16.79m

Location (google maps) Elevation -16.79m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-064326 thumbnail 37.52063,-122.51691 Elevation -16.90m

Location (google maps) Elevation -16.90m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-064354 thumbnail 37.52062,-122.51691 Elevation -17.10m

Location (google maps) Elevation -17.10m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-064403 thumbnail 37.52062,-122.51691 Elevation -17.10m

Location (google maps) Elevation -17.10m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-064417 thumbnail 37.52062,-122.51691 Elevation -17.10m

Location (google maps) Elevation -17.10m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-064458.mp4 Movie (53MB)

Location (google maps) Elevation -17.10m

One last panorama. Lots more light by now, an hour after sunrise.

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-064636 thumbnail 37.52059,-122.51687 Elevation -17.10m

Location (google maps) Elevation -17.10m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-064706 thumbnail 37.52055,-122.51684 Elevation -17.70m

Location (google maps) Elevation -17.70m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-064711 thumbnail 37.52055,-122.51683 Elevation -17.79m

Location (google maps) Elevation -17.79m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-064957 thumbnail 37.52043,-122.51671 Elevation -13.70m

Location (google maps) Elevation -13.70m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-065153 thumbnail 37.52042,-122.51668 Elevation -14.10m

Location (google maps) Elevation -14.10m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-065213 thumbnail 37.52042,-122.51668 Elevation -14.20m

Location (google maps) Elevation -14.20m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-065420 thumbnail 37.52032,-122.51654 Elevation -13.00m

Location (google maps) Elevation -13.00m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-065449 thumbnail 37.52035,-122.51657 Elevation -13.10m

Location (google maps) Elevation -13.10m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-065501 thumbnail 37.52034,-122.51657 Elevation -13.10m

Location (google maps) Elevation -13.10m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-065604 thumbnail 37.52037,-122.51654 Elevation -13.30m

Location (google maps) Elevation -13.30m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-065705 thumbnail 37.52037,-122.51655 Elevation -13.50m

Location (google maps) Elevation -13.50m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-065723 thumbnail 37.52029,-122.51652 Elevation -13.80m

Location (google maps) Elevation -13.80m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-065747 thumbnail 37.52031,-122.51651 Elevation -14.90m

Location (google maps) Elevation -14.90m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-070153 thumbnail 37.52044,-122.51642 Elevation -14.30m

Location (google maps) Elevation -14.30m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-070215 thumbnail 37.52046,-122.51642 Elevation -14.20m

Location (google maps) Elevation -14.20m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-070408 thumbnail 37.52081,-122.51653 Elevation -13.60m

Location (google maps) Elevation -13.60m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-070418 thumbnail 37.52074,-122.51646 Elevation -13.70m

Location (google maps) Elevation -13.70m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-070436 thumbnail 37.52087,-122.51650 Elevation -13.70m

Location (google maps) Elevation -13.70m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-070443 thumbnail 37.52087,-122.51649 Elevation -13.60m

Location (google maps) Elevation -13.60m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-070446.mp4 Movie (23MB)

Location (google maps) Elevation -13.60m

Movie of a (Hermissenda Crassicornis) nudibranch "swimming"

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-070526.mp4 Movie (24MB)

Location (google maps) Elevation -13.60m

Movie of an upside down (Hermissenda Crassicornis) nudibranch "swimming"

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-070613 thumbnail 37.52080,-122.51646 Elevation -14.40m

Location (google maps) Elevation -14.40m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-070629 thumbnail 37.52080,-122.51646 Elevation -14.40m

Location (google maps) Elevation -14.40m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-070637 thumbnail 37.52080,-122.51646 Elevation -14.40m

Location (google maps) Elevation -14.40m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-070651 thumbnail 37.52080,-122.51646 Elevation -14.40m

Location (google maps) Elevation -14.40m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-070958 thumbnail 37.52081,-122.51644 Elevation -16.50m

Location (google maps) Elevation -16.50m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-071035 thumbnail 37.52081,-122.51644 Elevation -16.50m

Location (google maps) Elevation -16.50m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-071053 thumbnail 37.52082,-122.51644 Elevation -16.50m

Location (google maps) Elevation -16.50m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-071228 thumbnail 37.52131,-122.51637 Elevation -13.90m

Location (google maps) Elevation -13.90m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-071241 thumbnail 37.52133,-122.51641 Elevation -14.00m

Location (google maps) Elevation -14.00m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-071252 thumbnail 37.52132,-122.51641 Elevation -14.00m

Location (google maps) Elevation -14.00m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-071259 thumbnail 37.52133,-122.51640 Elevation -14.00m

Location (google maps) Elevation -14.00m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-071344 thumbnail 37.52140,-122.51641 Elevation -13.90m

Location (google maps) Elevation -13.90m

"Sea Moss": it was this kind of algae that gave Moss Beach it's name.

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-071439 thumbnail 37.52154,-122.51637 Elevation -14.40m

Location (google maps) Elevation -14.40m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-071449 thumbnail 37.52153,-122.51638 Elevation -14.30m

Location (google maps) Elevation -14.30m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-071459 thumbnail 37.52153,-122.51637 Elevation -14.30m

Location (google maps) Elevation -14.30m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-071842 thumbnail 37.52248,-122.51725 Elevation -11.70m

Location (google maps) Elevation -11.70m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-071849 thumbnail 37.52248,-122.51725 Elevation -11.70m

Location (google maps) Elevation -11.70m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-071858 thumbnail 37.52248,-122.51725 Elevation -11.60m

Location (google maps) Elevation -11.60m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-071921 thumbnail 37.52252,-122.51726 Elevation -11.20m

Location (google maps) Elevation -11.20m

The seal that was hauled out on the reef the whole time we were there. We ended up having to make a wide detour to maintain the legal distance.

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-071927 thumbnail 37.52253,-122.51725 Elevation -11.30m

Location (google maps) Elevation -11.30m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-071943 thumbnail 37.52256,-122.51728 Elevation -10.60m

Location (google maps) Elevation -10.60m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-071949 thumbnail 37.52256,-122.51729 Elevation -10.20m

Location (google maps) Elevation -10.20m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-072252 thumbnail 37.52418,-122.51766 Elevation -11.00m

Location (google maps) Elevation -11.00m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-072305 thumbnail 37.52427,-122.51765 Elevation -10.90m

Location (google maps) Elevation -10.90m

One last seal picture (just the head, just barely above water), just left of the center of the picture.

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-072331 thumbnail 37.52430,-122.51764 Elevation -10.80m

Location (google maps) Elevation -10.80m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-072336 thumbnail 37.52430,-122.51764 Elevation -10.80m

Location (google maps) Elevation -10.80m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-072341 thumbnail 37.52430,-122.51765 Elevation -10.80m

Location (google maps) Elevation -10.80m

Fitzgerald-VeryLowTide_2013-06-24-072346 thumbnail 37.52430,-122.51765 Elevation -10.80m

Location (google maps) Elevation -10.80m

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