Hidden Beach habitat use overview
(See also Exploiting starving orcas to push a boondoggle.)
Photographed at Hidden Beach by Beth Clifton
Grey whales photographed from Hidden Beach, frequented by as many as three whale at a time for more than a month in spring 2018.
Sydney the harbor seal, born just north of Hidden Beach in 2014, has spent most of his life teasing dogs and playing peek-a-boo with humans in the Hidden Beach shallows.
Many other harbor seals join Sydney on occasion.
River otter photographed between two Hidden Beach pilings. Rafts of as many as 16 river otters at a time have been seen hunting in the vicinity.
Great horned owl photographed at Hidden Beach.
Great blue heron hunts from the pilings at Hidden Beach.
Rafts of as many as 1,500 surf scoters overwinter at Hidden Beach.
Plovers take wing at Hidden Beach.
This Dall’s porpoise washed up dead at Hidden Beach, a victim of transient orcas, in 2017. In April 2018 another Dall’s porpoise evaded orcas by swimming through the same passage near the pilings.
Bald eagle at Hidden Beach.
Fish fry in Hidden Beach tidal pool.
Variety of migratory water birds overwintering at Hidden Beach.
Starfish at Hidden Beach––a favorite prey of river otters.
Giant jellyfish at Hidden Beach.
Crows compete with gulls as Hidden Beach low tide scavengers.
Hidden Beach is a favorite crabbing and clamming site for human as well as animal predators.
Mule deer often visit Hidden Beach, usually but not always at night, to lick salt.
Insects, like these bees, make heavy use of the Hidden Beach vegetation.