My name is Brittni and I’m spending the summer on the Northumberland Strait. On this blog, I’ll be logging my observations of a nearby tidal pool.
Welcome to Notes at Low Tide! This page represents a commitment to a summer-long project that I’ve been dreaming about since last year: a daily (or as close as I can get) survey of the same tidal pool.
It will be a casual survey (as I’m just a regular citizen, not a marine biologist) focused on three main observations:
- Basic information such as time, weather conditions, and any changes observed in the tidal pool itself or the surrounding beach.
- What kind of creatures and plants are in this tidal pool? How many of each (plentiful, moderate, sparse) and what kind of variation will there be throughout the summer?
- What kind of human-made debris is in the tidal pool? Will the amount of garbage and washed-up materials increase over the summer? How is this debris affecting the tidal pool, if at all?
I plan to log my notes here on a weekly basis. I will keep sketches as well as written notes, and add relevant photos. The format may change over time as I develop my notetaking process, but I’ll try to stay focused on the three areas of observation listed above.
I ask that if you use any of the information or images from this online notebook, that you credit Brittni Brinn and this blog page. Thanks for stopping by!