Seasons in the Sea - A month-by-month guide to Central California sea life

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Sandy Beach; Image credit: Oregon Dept. Fish and Wildlife

Sandy beaches

in June

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Sandy-beach events in June:

  • Mole crabs and sand dollars reach peak abundance and mate.
  • Shore birds are rare because most have migrated northward to nest in the Arctic and sub-Artic. A few non-breeders may stay locally
  • The only small beach birds that can be seen at this time of year are snowy plovers, which nest on a few Central-Coast beaches.
  • Sole and sanddabs move closer to shore, after spawning in deep water during the winter and spring.
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