Saturday, June 24, 2017

Last Lowest Tide Of 2017 To See Satellite Beach Reef Rock


SATELLITE BEACH, Florida - The last lowest tide of 2017 will occur on Saturday, June 24, 2017, which will be a great opportunity to explore the reef made up of rare sabellariid worm rock in Satellite Beach, Florida, before it is covered with beach renourishment sand in late 2018 or 2019.


Saturday's very low tide is due to a New Moon which is the counterpart of the Full Moon that brought 'King Tides' earlier in June. The -1.08 feet low tide will occur at 2:35 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

But don't worry if you can't make it to the beach on Saturday. Another, slightly less low tide (-0.99 feet), will occur on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at 3:28 p.m.

The rare reef's diverse ecosystem is home to juvenile fish, green sea turtles, macro-algae, and mollusks.

Work is already underway on a barge located just offshore to lay down an artificial reef further out in deeper waters to replace the natural reef that will be covered up with sand during a $42 million beach renourishment project.

To explore the reef rock, free public parking is available at Pelican Beach Park, 1525 Highway A1A in Satellite Beach, Florida. There is also some public parking available on Shell Street located just south of Pelican Beach Park.


Photo and video credit: Brevard Times