Mudflat Critters

Researchers from the Reserve shared some photos of the critters they encountered while conducting their oyster monitoring on Friday.

The Pacific Herring leapt out of the water near the South Marsh footbridge and died minutes later (in the water), maybe as a result of a of  super low tide coinciding with an oxygen low.


This siphon belongs to a Washington Clam.


This sea slug (Navanax sp.) trio we saw were at the Jetty Rd mudflats.



The tile with all the Olympia oysters was the maximum density of oysters we saw (at Whistlestop Lagoon, on the tidal side).