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Ecology Invites Photos of King Tides

Dates vary slightly depending on location. Along Washington’s outer coast, king tides will occur Dec. 21-26, 2011, and Jan. 19-24, 2012. In the Strait of Juan de Fuca, they occur Dec. 21-25, 2011, and Jan. 18-22, 2012. The Puget Sound dates for king tides are Dec. 27-29, 2011, and Jan. 13-17, 2012.

 Follow these steps to participate:
* Use Ecology’s king tide map and schedule to find when and where the highest tides will occur. Go to http://198.238.211.77:8004/climatechange/ipa_hightide_map.htm.
* Locate a public beach by checking out Ecology’s Coastal Atlas at https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/coastalatlas/. * Take photos during a king tide, preferably where the high water levels can be gauged against familiar landmarks such as sea walls, jetties, bridge supports or buildings.
* Note the date, time and location of your photo – then upload your images on the Washington King Tide Photo Initiative Flickr Group at www.flickr.com/groups/1611274@N22/.
During winter 2010-11, Ecology collected more than 250 king tide photos. ### Media Contacts: Curt Hart, 360-407-6990; cell, 360-480-7908 (curt.hart@ecy.wa.gov) Linda Kent, 360-407-6239; cell, 360-791-9830 (linda.kent@ecy.wa.gov)
King Tides in Washington: www.ecy.wa.gov/climatechange/ipa_hightide.htm
Ecology King Tide Map and Schedule: http://198.238.211.77:8004/climatechange/ipa_hightide_map.htm
Washington King Tides Photo Initiative Flickr page: www.flickr.com/groups/1611274@N22/
Ecology’s website: www.ecy.wa.gov
Ecology’s EcoConnect blog: http://ecologywa.blogspot.com/2011/12/capture-king-and-share-with-ecology.html

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