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June 23, 2013 at 5:25 PM

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Sea life on the shores of West Seattle


ERIKA SCHULTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Pearle Paar, 4, from left, her sister Livia Paar, 21 months, and aunt Anna Gast, visiting from Lander, Wyo., look at sea animals during a -3.7 low tide at Me-Kwa-Mooks Park in West Seattle Sunday, June 23, 2013. The girls' mother Heather Paar said the each time they visit low tide they discover something new. "It's exciting to see how alive the shore is," said Heather Parr. Another -3.7 low tide will occur tomorrow, with the lowest point around 12:07 p.m., according to the Discovery Park visitor center.

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Jakob Swenson, 14, of Phinney Ridge, holds a moon snail during a -3.7 low tide at Me-Kwa-Mooks Park in West Seattle Sunday, June 23, 2013. Swenson, who was visiting the beach with his family, said he enjoys seeing the diversity of wildlife. "It's really cool to see how many different types of animals there are out here," he said.

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Crowds visit Me-Kwa-Mooks Park in West Seattle during a -3.7 low tide Sunday, June 23, 2013.

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LEFT: Turkish towel covers the rocks at Me-Kwa-Mooks Park in West Seattle during a -3.7 low tide Sunday, June 23, 2013. RIGHT: Tina Urso holds a Decorator crab at Me-Kwa-Mooks Park in West Seattle during a -3.7 low tide Sunday, June 23, 2013. Decorator crabs live from the Bering Sea to Monterey, Calif.

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Telaya Arnold-Brown, 9, shows off a crab during low tide at Me-Kwa-Mooks Park in West Seattle Sunday, June 23, 2013. Arnold-Brown was concerned the birds would eat the crabs.

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Maia Peterson, 12, and father Hal Peterson look for octopus during low tide at Me-Kwa-Mooks Park in West Seattle.

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Low tide in West Seattle.

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Tina Urso carries her daughter Zoe Goldstein, 8, at Me-Kwa-Mooks Park in West Seattle during a -3.7 low tide Sunday, June 23, 2013. The family was coming back from church and decided to visit the beach on a whim. "It's cool we get to see all if this in our backyard," said Urso.

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