Eelgrass in Tacoma

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Eelgrass in Tacoma

Post by Okumurman » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:49 am

I am looking to do a photography project with eelgrass, but I am unfamiliar with the shallow waters of Tacoma. I am a Stay at home dad (SAHD) and I don’t have tons of free time to go searching around. I am looking for shallow eelgrass that I can wade to at low tide. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Re: Eelgrass in Tacoma

Post by CaptnJack » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:58 pm

The beach south of redondo boat ramp and salt water state park are your best bets at 0.5/zero or lower tides. There is some eel grass in from of the access points west of the crab shack along the Tacoma waterfront (Ruston Way) but you will need an extreme low tide to see it, like -2.

Its going to take some planning to find a tide that low in the daytime when you're free and its not windy/stormy etc.
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Re: Eelgrass in Tacoma

Post by Gdog » Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:14 pm

The eel grass south of the boat ramp at redondo is about non existent, unfortunately. I havent been to the north of Saltys, used to be a good bed of eel grass on that side.

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Re: Eelgrass in Tacoma

Post by dwashbur » Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:32 am

In Tacoma you can find plenty of eelgrass in the shallows at Les Davis.
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Re: Eelgrass in Tacoma

Post by RoxnDox » Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:50 pm

The last time I took my kayak out from Chambers Creek there was a very healthy and extensive ell grass bed in from of the creek mouth, both to the north and south. Shore access would probably be from the Steilacoom city park, but I'd verify first...
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