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Who lives under the dock

Tramp Harbor Dock during a previous year’s dive event. Canopies are set up at the end of the dock to shade the pools and aquaria into which the sea animals are placed after being captured by divers. Vashon Beach Naturalists tell about each critter’s mode of survival and preferred food. Photo by Adria McGrath
Tramp Harbor Dock during a previous year’s dive event. Canopies are set up at the end of the dock to shade the pools and aquaria into which the sea animals are placed after being captured by divers. Vashon Beach Naturalists tell about each critter’s mode of survival and preferred food. Photo by Adria McGrath

Saturday, August 11, noon-2pm . Come to Tramp Harbor Dock to see scuba divers submerge themselves and find sea stars, anemones, crabs, sculpins and other sea life for us to meet up close and personal! Divers and Vashon Beach Naturalists will tell stories about how the animals live, what they eat and who eats them. FREE program for all ages!

NOTE: Please park at the north end of Tramp Harbor at the foot of 204th Street or at the south end near Portage and WALK to the Dock. NO SHUTTLE BUS THIS YEAR!

The more fragile animals go into a glass aquarium for close viewing, while seastars and other more resilient individuals explore wading pools where people can touch them gently. Karlista Rickerson and her dive buddies join everyone at the end and add more stories from their personal experience observing these animals in their own watery homes. Photo by Adria McGrathCo-sponsored by Vashon Beach Naturalists, Vashon Park District, Vashon-Maury Audubon,& Vashon College