PHOTOS: Low tide delights Vancouver Island tidepoolers

People walk away from the Willow Point Reef in Campbell River, B.C. on July 19, 2020. The low tide was below one metre today, around 0.5 metres and people gathered to see what marine critters the lower tide had revealed. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River MirrorPeople walk away from the Willow Point Reef in Campbell River, B.C. on July 19, 2020. The low tide was below one metre today, around 0.5 metres and people gathered to see what marine critters the lower tide had revealed. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
A sea anemone is seen at the Willow Point Reef in Campbell River, B.C. on July 19, 2020. Photo by Marissa Tiel –Campbell River MirrorA sea anemone is seen at the Willow Point Reef in Campbell River, B.C. on July 19, 2020. Photo by Marissa Tiel –Campbell River Mirror
People walk along the Willow Point Reef in Campbell River, B.C. on July 19, 2020. The low tide was below one metre today, around 0.5 metres and people gathered to see what marine critters the lower tide had revealed. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River MirrorPeople walk along the Willow Point Reef in Campbell River, B.C. on July 19, 2020. The low tide was below one metre today, around 0.5 metres and people gathered to see what marine critters the lower tide had revealed. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
People walk along the Willow Point Reef in Campbell River, B.C. on July 19, 2020. The low tide was below one metre today, around 0.5 metres and people gathered to see what marine critters the lower tide had revealed. Photos by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River MirrorPeople walk along the Willow Point Reef in Campbell River, B.C. on July 19, 2020. The low tide was below one metre today, around 0.5 metres and people gathered to see what marine critters the lower tide had revealed. Photos by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
Clockwise from top left: A sea star , sea anemone and kelp crab are seen at the Willow Point Reef in Campbell River, B.C. on July 19, 2020.Clockwise from top left: A sea star , sea anemone and kelp crab are seen at the Willow Point Reef in Campbell River, B.C. on July 19, 2020.
Mussels are seen at the Willow Point Reef in Campbell River, B.C. on July 19, 2020. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River MirrorMussels are seen at the Willow Point Reef in Campbell River, B.C. on July 19, 2020. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
A sea star is seen at the Willow Point Reef in Campbell River, B.C. on July 19, 2020. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River MirrorA sea star is seen at the Willow Point Reef in Campbell River, B.C. on July 19, 2020. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
A bird munches on an afternoon snack of sea urchin at the Willow Point Reef in Campbell River, B.C. on July 19, 2020. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River MirrorA bird munches on an afternoon snack of sea urchin at the Willow Point Reef in Campbell River, B.C. on July 19, 2020. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
A jellyfish is seen at the Willow Point Reef in Campbell River, B.C. on July 19, 2020. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River MirrorA jellyfish is seen at the Willow Point Reef in Campbell River, B.C. on July 19, 2020. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
A kelp crab is seen at the Willow Point Reef in Campbell River, B.C. on July 19, 2020. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River MirrorA kelp crab is seen at the Willow Point Reef in Campbell River, B.C. on July 19, 2020. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River tidepoolers were treated to a very exposed Willow Point Reef Sunday morning. At just before noon, the low tide hit 0.5 metres, which meant a large area of the reef was accessible by foot.

People were out on the reef exploring the rocky shelves and pools for inter-tidal life.

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