This blog is dedicated to the environmental well-being of our Florida coastal habitat.

This blog is
dedicated to the environmental well-being of coastal habitat.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Participate in photo project
documenting next week's King Tide 

Photo copyright John Holmes, UK.  Here's a great example of how rising sea level has the potential to affect existing infrastrusture.
Any and all photographers and nature-lovers are welcome to participate in the nationwide king tide photo initiative.  

During the last week of October Sarasota Bay area is anticipating 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 extraordinarily high tides. While these tides are completely natural occurrences, they provide us with a sneak-peak of what our landscape will have to contend with in the coming years as the sea level rises.  

SBEP is looking for participants to photograph our coastline, flooded roads, full pipes and ponds and anything under the sun that will be affected by the rising waters this October and potentially in the future.   

October 2011 King Tide Best Photographing Opportunities:
October 25th 1:17 pm with a high tide of 2.08 ft

October 26th 2:15 pm with a high tide of 2.01 ft

October 27th 3:13 pm with a high tide of 1.89 ft
  • Try to capture areas inundated with water
  • Be sure to record the exact time and location of your photos
  • If possible, photograph the same site at low tide for comparison 
  • Be creative and HAVE FUN!
Sarasota Bay, Tampa Bay, and Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Programs will be compiling your pictures of the high seas on our Florida Tide Watch Flickr webpage.    

Please email pictures to and we will upload them to our  
Make sure you check out the photo pages to see 
everyone's photos from around the gulf coast!
Thanks and happy snapping! 

Please email with any questions