Thanksgiving, 2003 - Beach Photos
Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, Calif.

Ken Papai Pacific Coast photo, Nov. 2003 The Jetty on the Pacific coastline just south of Carlsbad.

All about the BATIQUITOS LAGOON (San Marcos Creek).

Overhead Photos of the Jetty from helicopter (the California Coastline Project by Kenneth Adelman).

Ken Papai Pacific Coast photo, Nov. 2003 The Jetty - getting ready for the kids' sun-drenched photo seesion at 10AM.

Ken Papai Pacific Coast, Darrow kids photo, Nov. 2003 Darrow Kids (image 2324) on the jetty: Kyle, Ryan, Taylor, and baby Kadyn.

Ken Papai Pacific Coast, Darrow kids photo, water splashing, Nov. 2003 Kids on rocks with surf pounding behind them.

Ken Papai Pacific Coast, Darrow kids photo, Nov. 2003 Darrow Kids (image 2332) ...

Darrow kids 2329, kids 2330, kids 2331, kids 2334. These photos are from the session on beach and jetty just south of Carlsbad on Wednesday morning, in the bright, late morning sunlight.

Ken Papai Pacific Coast photo, Nov. 2003 Beach Housing - 1st Class condo units next to the jetty.

Ken Papai Pacific Coast photo of Ellen & Kadyn, Nov. 2003 Ellen & Kadyn playing in the rocky sand.

Ken Papai Pacific Coast photo of Ellen & Kadyn, Nov. 2003 Ellen & Kadyn playing more.

Ken Papai Pacific Coast, Darrow kids photo, Nov. 2003 Ken Papai Pacific Coast, Darrow kids photo, Nov. 2003 Ken Papai Pacific Coast, Darrow kids photo, Nov. 2003

Ken Papai Pacific Coast, Batiquitos Lagoon jetty, Nov. 2003 Ken Papai Pacific Coast, Cindy & kids, Nov. 2003
Encina Power Plant, Carlsbad in the distance, 3 mi. away.


History of Batiquitos Lagoon
The Lagoon and other local coastal wetlands probably started their development when the earth began to warm after the ice-age about 18,000 years ago. Before that time, the sea level was 400 feet lower because water was frozen in glaciers. As the glaciers slowly melted, the higher water flooded the valleys of the creeks and rivers that were near the ocean, creating deep coastal lagoons along our San Diego coast. Shell species suggest a slow change from a rocky shore to sandy beaches to mudflats. The sea level stabilized 3,500 years ago. About 3,000 years ago, some sort of important environmental change caused a great reduction in marine life, thus decimating many types of shellfish and fish.
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