Bay Guardian Volunteers

King High Tides Photo Project

As part of the EPA’s Climate Ready Estuaries Program, SBEP and the public living in our watershed participated in this years King Tide Photo Project. During the last week of October the Sarasota Bay area had high, or “King,” tides of over two feet. King tides occur when the moon and sun align on one side of the Earth and their gravitational forces combine to create higher tides than normal. While these tides are natural occurrences, they provide local communities with a sneak-peak of what the landscape may look like in future decades with sea level rises. These photos were taken by Christine Sciarrino except the two horizontal side by side images taken by Tim Rummage. Click here to see more photos from around the Florida Gulf Coast.

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