Low tide reveals sea life in West Seattle
Being a largely beach centric community on a peninsula means West Seattle takes the tides perhaps more seriously than many other places. The so called "Buck Moon" on Wednesday is responsible for causing the wider swings than usual so at 2 a.m on July 13, the moon reached at its closest point to the Earth for 2022: a perigee distance of 221,994 miles away.
That resulted in a low tide at 11 am of minus 4 and on July 14 around noon an even lower tide of minus 4.04 at Alki Beach Park. The high tide on Wednesday was forecast to be plus 12.07 at 6:51pm with Friday at 8:14pm a plus 12.37, on Saturday the same high level will be reached at 8:54pm
But at the low tides, marine life you don't normally see is revealed and many people are drawn to see that otherwise hidden world.