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305 Vivi Tallman 01/27/2007 Black sand beach was splendid in the sunshine! One metal 50 gallon drum. No human impact. All as should be, best as I can see. View full report 0
205 Leslie 01/27/2007 I and the group with me collected five SOLV bags of trash. View full report 0
123 JoAnne 01/27/2007 Kelp/algae and logs in driftline. One unknown dead bird. Foraging shorebirds moving in response to people and dogs. Heavy human impact (52)-41 walking and 11 sitting, 15 dogs. Dune modification due to driving over dune onto sand. Tire ruts in sand. Reported to ODPR increased vehicle traffic on closed beach. Concerned about litter. View full report 1
300 [email protected] 01/25/2007 Dead sea lion at north end of beach. Pretty calm. View full report 0
259 powston1 01/24/2007 Mother Nature has created a steep bank from the west side of the foredune down to the wet sand beach along much of the mile. The restroom at Bob Straub State Park was heavily tagged with graffiti. View full report 1
213 [email protected] 01/24/2007 A friend mentioned that water flowing to the beach beneath a slanted grating that she climbed across was foul smelling. View full report 0
326 seasurf 01/24/2007 Actually a pretty quiet day, the surf was low, more like a summer surf. The sun was warm, and the few people were all just enjoying the walk. Our access to the beach is on a trail crossing the european beach grass and dunes for maybe a quarter mile to the beach. Some of the residents of the homes on the edge of the dunes have recently cut down the shore pines that were obstructing their view. Appreciate submitting it this way, will submit photos with future reports - Thank you! View full report 0
197 [email protected] 01/24/2007 I see the Indian hogan type house near the south end of my route has had the sandbags removed and a low cement retaining wall has been poured. Generally, a very clean beach. Small rocks, a bit of kelp. View full report 0
98 shepherd 01/23/2007 European beach grass, shells, animal casings, kelp, styrofoam, skate egg case, in driftline. One dead Western Gull. Erosion of vegetated foredune. Foredune removal for Snowy Plover habitat restoration. Low human impact (3)-3 walking. 1 dog. View full report 0
186 TEMcConnaughey 01/22/2007 Very nice day. The beach was being cleaned up by six Angel Job Corps people. We took many pictures. Saw some evidence of bluff erosion and major boulder falls. View full report 0
120 yogabigail 01/21/2007 Kelp/algae, shells, animal casings, eel grass and small rocks in driftline. Canadian Geese swimming in Sunset Bay, Western Gulls on shore. Landslide on side of bay. Tidal surge deposited stones on trail at south end of bay. Dead birds: 1 Western Grebe and 1 Scoter. Moderate human impact (11)-2 kayaking, 1 boating, 8 walking or jogging. 3 people climbing on sea cliff were reported to park officials and police. View full report 3
220 lmabeggs 01/21/2007 Winter storms have taken their toll on this beach. The sand is gone in much of the areas close to the bluffs, exposing many rocks that make walking on the beach difficult. We noted that the tree trunk seen in October is exposed a lot more now, and that bluff has changed shape quite a bit. There are recent slides of trees coming down off of the cliffs and large rocks on the beach. One area where we have noted trees leaning, etc, now shows even more erosion and the leaning trees are laying down. The stairs rebuilt last Spring by Schooner Creek Condos are damaged but usable. View full report 0
123 JoAnne 01/20/2007 Kelp/algae, shells, small rocks, wood pieces. Land-and ocean-based debris and styrofoam block in driftline. Foraging shorebirds moving in response to dogs. Dune nodification due to recent storms and increase in 4-wheelers driving over smaller dunes onto the beach. Erosion of vegetated foredune and newly exposed roots/trees falling. One unknown dead bird. Heavy human impact (52)-45 walking and 7 sitting. One vehicle backed onto the beach and parked for a tailgate party. Concerned about litter. View full report 1
339 RKAdams 01/16/2007 Nice sunny day on beach; little car traffic, but lots of birds foraging. Plastic litter retrieved and removed. View full report 0
172 Oyster 01/16/2007 Dogs off leash ran after "sandpipers" and seagulls. Generally clean beach, sand is gone compared with last week. View full report 0
261 J.M. Trunkey 01/16/2007 They are building the motel - as you can see.I liked the display chart and information board near Haystack rock and The Pelican [photo]The sand had come way up onto the pavement by The Pelican Rest. and near the home's foundations. [photo] View full report 2
296 Coopersmith 01/15/2007 MAJOR LITTER (needs a truck to remove):Red buoy washed up on dune; White plastic shelter by GRI-Plastics, Grassie, Ontario: big enough for a small family or 2 St. Bernards. View full report 0
241 newwade 01/15/2007 Dead bird counts for University of Washington have been small numbers (3-4 birds) and mostly common murres and western grebes. Driftline Content: There are a lot of large logs and heavy wrack in some areas, as well as enough garbage that I will go back for a special garbage run....lots of plastic. Erosion: Mile 241 is cycling thru its beach erosion phase as nearly 1/3 mile at the point between Nelscott beach and Canyon Drive is bedrock or gravel bed....most I have seen in eight years. Bank erosion on the bluffs is also evident, and I would guess some houses don't have too much longer to live. View full report 0
198 bahngarten 01/14/2007 Some high surf erosion of dune plants, and regreat of bluff. It is in a signed "closure" area, about midway of the mile. Photos taken. It does not aplp[ear to be major erosion, just noticeable. View full report 0
96 D Bilderback 01/13/2007


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214 ocayouthvol 01/11/2007 There was snow that day (though none on the beach at that time) and suprisingly few people for such a beautiful day. No obvious changes were noted. View full report 0
168 DLouis 01/10/2007 Approximately 100-foot area of greenish foam and lots of purple Vetch in bloom. View full report 0
172 Oyster 01/08/2007 Storm waves bringing in many drift trees; as well as wood, shells, wood debris. Very little sand to walk on (end of high tide.)One Murrelet freshly dead. View full report 0
102 D Brittain 01/08/2007 It was a beastly day, Jan. 8th-but I enjoyed being alone and feeling very tiny amidst the wild sea and the approaching storm clouds. Small amounts of kelp, shells and wood in driftline. High tides have reached to foredune on portions of beach. Foraging shorebirds. Low human impact (0). View full report 0
183 RMSherriffs 01/07/2007 Winter day on the beach, rain and strong wind.The bluffs are being undercut by the surf and creek action, also there were large piles of driftwood next to the bluff south of the new bridge construction. View full report 0
155 ploverlover 01/06/2007 Since September when I last observed, the trailhead has eroded away. Shore Pines that have recently been eroded were evident in the heavy surf. I would estimate about twenty-five yards to fifty yards of the trail are gone.The ocean had two feet deep foam drifts which looked like snow drifts. View full report 0
175 Caples 01/05/2007 Significant removal of sand around Berry Creek (picture) 5-degree beach slope, several large logs, new on beach. Tropical tree fern stem on beach, a few black walnuts in driftline. Wrack very thin and sparse, one area of beach had many bird (Sanderling) tracks, another area extensively pecked or foraged.2 Bald Eagles (1 mature, 1 immature) at Berry Creek. View full report 2
113 rheadohner 01/03/2007 Storms and high tides made Sacchi Beach inaccessible. Much sand removed from beach, leaving only a few low drifts. View full report 0
112 rheadohner 01/03/2007 Massive sand removal exposing rocks the first time in years. Many pieces of driftwood. View full report 0
181 [email protected] 01/03/2007 Windy and rainy day, more rocks exposed with washed up kelp and animal casings. View full report 0
207 Prince Hal 01/01/2007 The sandstone (or mudstone – I think I’ve called it both) benches in the southern two-thirds of the mile were much more exposed than last time. The large stump/rootwad base has continued to be pushed further north, and now seems to be some 600 meters N of the access point (a guess). View full report 0
168 [email protected] 01/01/2007 It was a beautiful day, clean beach, no problems. View full report 0
121 LouiseW 12/31/2006 Wood pieces and large amount of land-based debris, plastic pellets and Styrofoam in driftline. Large amounts of rock exposed on beach, mostly around permitted concrete structure. Walked with C. Stevenson, OPRD, who had some concerns about drainage pipes and one structure. Moderate human impact (5)- surfing. View full report 1
234 kfharcourt 12/31/2006 one attempt at making a fire. Plastic litter most likely from the sea during recent storms. At least 12 dogs, most of them loose. In the driftline were some small plastic items, rocks. As to shoreline mods: Some rip rap is probably new. There is continued slow to moderate bluff erosion. View full report 0
107 sunsmith 12/30/2006 Shorebirds foraging in surfline. 3 dead Western Grebe, 1 dead large squid. Wood pieces in driftline. Foredune north of Cut Creek washed away. Bunches of rope, broken crab pots and bait containers on beach. Observed a person removing driftwood as firewood on beach and reported this to Parks and Recreation Department. 7 street vehicles in allowed area. Evidence of tracks of illegal ORV on beach. Moderate human impact (7)-7 walking dogs View full report 0
253 JSteiner 12/29/2006 A very quiet day. The ocean has been very rough lately, and very high. A large amount of large driftwood on beach. One Bald Eagle on tree, back side of Proposal Rock. Many gulls foraging along the beach at mouth of Neskowin Creek. View full report 0
145 [email protected] 12/28/2006 High Wave Action, water to tops of drift line, snowing, sleeting. View full report 0
221 lipberm 12/28/2006 A mild, magical day in between storms, and our first realization of just how much sand is moved onto and off of the beach below Schooner Point as the seasons and prevailing winds change. Closer examination reveals that sizable chunks of that bluff have developed "caves" behind them since mid-June and might slough off in this winter's storms. At almost any time since June that we have walked on the beach by Schooner Point (we live on top of this bluff) we have seen small rocks and soil falling from the bluff face, but the evidence is washed away daily with the tides. We would appreciate advice (and available history) on how to measure this (or any) bluff's erosion with some degree of accuracy. View full report 0
157 VKnox2 12/22/2006 Monstrous piles of Bull Kelp. One lone strand of Feather Boa... a first. Hundreds of Sanderlings. View full report 0
102 D Brittain 12/21/2006 Large logs and wood debris on Mile 102 from high tide line to base of foredune. Evidence of wave overtopping with wood debris on top of foredune and on eastern side of foredune. Sandy area inland from dunes flooded forming a large-sized shallow pool. Low human impact (4)-1 walking dog and 3 rockhunting. View full report 0
180 krystrom 12/21/2006 Clean beach, some bluff erosion, landslides. View full report 0
188 claretucker 12/21/2006 Quiet day at Strawberry, surf seems high. Some sand moving out. Heard Oystercatcher on outer rocks. View full report 0
118 D Bone 12/20/2006 A 3ft. Santa Claus in driftline south of Sea Lion Overlook. 1 decomposed sea lion. Beach and trail free of litter. Benches free of vandalism. Wood chips placed on trail but still has a water”gully” in it. Cliff erosion north and south of overlook. Northern plant reclamation areas has been expanded. Southern plant reclaimation area has “moat” around it. Cracks forming along tree roots on point with southern bench. Moderate human impact (9)-3 walking, 5 watching sea lions and 1 playing with dog. View full report 0
97 D Bilderback 12/19/2006 Eleven Snowy Plovers on dry sand and many Sanderlings foraging on wet sand. Nereocystis knots on beach. Small amount of Cryptoplura, Callophyllis and Rhodomenia in driftline with dune grass rhizomes, stems and leaves. Large logs and stumps on beach with 6 degree slope, seaward. Dead birds: 1 Rhinoceros Auklet, 2 Western Grebe, 1 Brown Pelican and 1 Common Murre. 1 dead Steller's Sea Lion pup. Bulldozer restoring Snowy Plover nesting site. Minimum amount of human debris. Low Human impact (1). View full report 0
96 D Bilderback 12/19/2006 Least Sandpiper and Dunlins foraging on beach. One Snowy Plover. Large logs on beach with 6 degree slope. Waves eroding sand to create small vertical cliff. Waves overtopping 500 feet into Snowy Plover nesting area. Nereocystis knots on beach. Small amount of Hymenena in driftline. Dead birds: 1 American Coot, 4 Western Grebe, 1 Northern Fulmar, 1 Rhinoceros Auklet and 4 Common Murre. Bulldozer restoring Snowy Plover nesting habitat. Low Human Impact (1). View full report 0
288 YaakovM 12/18/2006 Beach was very clean, as if winter storms and high tides had scoured the surface. Rippled dunes, noticed in the summer, were now gone and the beach was very flat. Tide was receding when I arrived. The bay side was spectacular -- birds everywhere... View full report 0
110 BH 12/16/2006 Foraging shorebirds moving in reponse to humans. Kelp and small rocks in driftline. Very little driftwood. One dead Western Gull. Sand removed from beach and leveled. Moderate erosion on bluffs and rock faces. Foredune eroded. Clumps of gorse on beach. Evidence of wave overtopping. 2 auto tires, some crab pot gear and netting on beach. Moderate human impact (8)-2 walking, 3 sitting, 2 taking photographs, 1 rock-hunting. View full report 0
111 TRBishop 12/16/2006 2 deer in surf-one standing guard, younger one with “happy hooves” running around. Litter in driftline. Moderate human impact (6)- walking. View full report 0
171 kathrynl 12/16/2006 Lots of plastic debris left from this weeks storms. Bottles, tops, trays, milk carton. Filled 2 trash bags with debris. Logs and sand pushed high onto North Jetty from storms. Only two Gulls along drift line, many have flown inland. View full report 0
129 mzlizee 12/15/2006 Huge knots of bull kelp, red lettuce algae and wood pieces in driftline. Clam shells and broken sand dollars on beach. Beach slopes gently to abrupt edge of foredune. Sand has been removed since November. Foraging shorebirds moving in response to humans. Living Surf Scoters, Western Grebes and gulls observed. Dead birds: 1 Rinoceros Auklet, 1 Cassins Auklet and 1 Western Grebe. Two dead California Sea Lions. Two street vehicles in allowed area. Seadrift debris mainly plastic bottles. Evidence of driftwood removal. Moderate Human impact (11)-6 walking and 5 driving View full report 0
189 naturegates 12/13/2006 Beach clean, some erosion of dune, south. People continue to slide down the dunes. View full report 0
124 B Gray 12/12/2006 Foraging shorebirds. Kelp, algae, and wood pieces in driftline. One dead Harbor seal and 1 dead and decayed sea lion. A few plastic bottles. 2 county law enforcement vehicles on beach. Low Human impact (2)-checking beach. View full report 0
186 Joy186 12/11/2006 Beach was swept clean by strong winds. Two new building on bluff, one is a home and the other is large RV garage. Very high tide made beach access impossible. Road into Stonefield Beach was closed. Storms have brought logs high onto beach. View full report 0
176 CMHarvey 12/10/2006 Beach clean, people walking and enjoying the area. One dead Seagull. View full report 0
169 bwholler 12/07/2006 Huge amount of Bull Kelp and wood pieces in wide driftline, quite dramatic. Sand has disappeared from in front of foredune. Sanderlings foraging at waterline, several groups of 8-30. Surf scoters in water. Many wood pieces with beaver teeth markings, obviously cut by beavers and have now washed down. View full report 0
161 bwholler 12/07/2006 Driftline with much kelp and wood. Kelp is starting to break down and disperse. Large masses of kelp deposited on beach during November’s big storms. Siltcoos River is still far to the south of the foredune of mile 161, with a vast, quiet flat beach between the river and the foredune. Five seals were in the river. Two dead, decomposing seals on the sand. View full report 0
176 Zurflueh 12/06/2006 Unusual number of streams arising from the foredune. Lots of logs and debris on the beach. View full report 0
162 bwholler 12/06/2006 Plover recovery official said there were at least 41 Plovers in the area of the sand beach road where the ATV's enter the beach. They like to linger in and around the depressions made by the ATV's. This year's breeding season resulted in the highest number of fledglings in some time. View full report 0
168 DLouis 12/05/2006 Large amount of Ball kelp, huge piles, rest scattered along shoreline. Unusually larg waves, breaking far out, many dead birds. View full report 0
111 TRBishop 12/03/2006 Large amounts of seaweed on beach. Moderate human impact (10)-walking and panning for gold. View full report 0
93 H Witschi 12/02/2006 Kelp, algae and animal castings in driftline. Dead birds: 1 Western Grebe and 2 Common Murre. 1 entangled dead Northern Fur Seal, reported to Marine Mammal Stranding Network and they collected the seal for necropsy. Not much beach litter. Low human impact (1)-crossed New River by kayak and beachcombed for glass but found none. View full report 0
153 bebdhm 12/01/2006 Several piles of Bull Kelp, logs have been pushed back to the dunes by storms. Large roots have been washed away; they’ve been on the beach all year. View full report 0
174 Foulkes 12/01/2006 Six large, tangled piles of Kelp all along the shore. Lots of new driftwood brought in by the recent storms. View full report 0
173 EarlandDonna 11/16/2006 House being built south of Sutton Creek. View full report 1
172 Oyster 11/16/2006 Home being built on dune edge. Possible Sun Fish. Immature Murrelet. Large piles of kelp. View full report 6
216 Ranger Bug 11/12/2006 Many stranded sea gooseberries (Pleurobrachia bachei), a kind of ctenophore, or comb jelly. One dead immature male California sea lion near Don Davis Park. View full report 0
157 bzenderson 11/11/2006 Saw two seals in waves, wondering if Salmon are running up Tahkenitch Creek. Seen one large gull like bird on beach but flew off before we could ID it. Also seen Sanderlings, migrating geese, a Heron in creek, a few other swimming birds in waves. Found part of a whale skull, 58" though it was not wholly intact, it was probably a Gray Whale. View full report 0
216 Ranger Bug 11/11/2006 Mass stranding of jellyfish, primarily sea nettles (Chrysaora fuscescens). View full report 1
162 papa troll 11/05/2006 Midday outgoing tide, very rough surf. Seen about 100 Snipes, 20 Gulls, very large piles of tangled seaweed and several dinner plate sized Jelly fish. Also one seal swmming in the surf. View full report 0
34 edbear 10/30/2006 Dead seal (white). About 75 kG. Washed in and out with tides and weather. No visible injuries. Slow disintegration due to colder weather and no vultures (they migrate South around September). Finally, washed away prior to any significant disintegration. View full report 0
170 [email protected] 10/30/2006 Beach very clean, sand soft, some vehicle tracks. View full report 0
216 Ranger Bug 10/29/2006 Several stranded jellies and ctenophores, plus a 24" section of the tail end of a robust club-hook squid. View full report 1
185 Lfleming 10/21/2006 Viewed, 70 Large Cormorants (double Crested) in vee formation. 36 Harlequin Ducks23 Surf Scoters2 Kill Deer1 Great Blue Heron15 Pelagic Cormorants2 Song Sparrow, gulls, crows, starlings.6 Harbor seals in water, very hight tide so their rocks were covered. View full report 0
150 longjim7 10/18/2006 Criters new to me: Coon tracks and deer tracks in great numbers and scattered along the sand dunes. View full report 0
187 [email protected] 10/14/2006 Lots of human activity on the beach plus a large number, (100+) Gulls, Crows, and Surf Scoters in the waterline. Cobbles 50' wide at narrowest, sand exposed 100' at narrowest, minimal change in bluffs. View full report 0
149 flotsam 10/09/2006 Beach and dunes clean, no problems, just the dead Sea Lion. View full report 0
123 JoAnne 10/08/2006 Bull kelp knots and large amounts of eelgrass on the beach. Three dead Common Murre. High human impact (55)-28 walking, 5 playing in surf, 9 playing in sand, 8 sitting, 1 surfing and 4 boogy boarding in stream, 3 dogs, 1 dune buggy on dunes behind beach. Large number of tire tracks on beach. View full report 1
175 Caples 10/06/2006 Both crab molt and dead crab carapaces. Postalsia, Egregia, Ulva intestinalis, Seagrasses in driftline. Well-defined sand ridge and runnel. The sea ward slope was 2-6 degrees. View full report 0
110 BH 10/04/2006 Kelp, shells, crab castings, small rocks and wood pieces in driftline. Foraging shorebirds moving in response to humans. 2 automobile tires and small amounts of litter on beach. 3 dead Common Murre, one small (3ft) dead grey/white shark. 8-10 small (3-10 inch) jellyfish on beach. Low human impact (6)- 2 walking, 2 taking photographs, 2 sitting in car. View full report 0
111 TRBishop 09/30/2006 Moderate human impact (10)-walking, playing in surf, playing in sand, and panning for gold. Concerned about litter. View full report 0
109 Foggy 09/29/2006 5 gal bucket of (looks like) used engine oil. Sand build-up in small new dunes. View full report 5
247 jboyden 09/24/2006 1. No further progress in rock slides on southern basalt wall. Grass is starting to grow on it. 2. The sand has really built up since my last visit [6/18/06]. The rocks at the south end are nearly covered by sand. 3. Lots of gulls. Several crows. Seven brown pelicans. Very clean beach. View full report 0
183 RMSherriffs 09/23/2006 Sand very high, over rocks and up bluff. Bridge under construction, one-way traffic controlled by light. Beaches extremely clean and covered by sand. RV appeared to have stayed overnight at north section, no license visible. View full report 1
124 B Gray 09/21/2006 Foraging shorebirds on surfline. 1 dead CommonMurre. Low human impact (0). View full report 0
139 comubp 09/19/2006 Kelp, eel grass and diatom “scum” in driftline. Foraging shorebirds (Sanderlings and three gulls). Five dead Common Murre, 1 dead Western Grebe and 2 dead immature Western Gulls. Ridge and runnel of sand formed on beach. Low human impact (3) riding legal ATV; however, beach covered with vehicle tracks. Driftwood removal for firewood. View full report 0
158 SNoble 09/17/2006 20-40 people on the mile, nearly all were doing the SOLV Clean-up, also Sheriff's work crew were removing ropes and signs for the Plover areas as season has ended. View full report 0
103 L Maine 09/16/2006 Kelp and crab castings in driftline. Foraging shorebirds in driftline. One dead Common Murre. Removed crab pot buoys and rope in driftline. Many transverse dunes on beach. Fresh water creeks flowing because of golf-course watering. Heavy human use (33+)- 13 walking, 20+ in vehicles, many dogs not on leash, 7 vehicles within allowed area. View full report 0
190 BJMcConnell 09/15/2006 The over all ecological health of this region is excellent and has not changed significantly over the past ten years. View full report 0
155 ploverlover 09/13/2006 Beach was clean and quiet no problems of any kind that I could see. View full report 0
153 bebdhm 09/12/2006 Lots of large driftwood near the foredune. Much more small, shell fragments than usual. View full report 0
110 TRBishop 09/10/2006 Foraging shorebirds, carcass (bones only) of sea lion or seal in surf. Visible retreat of bluff. Moderate human impact (6)- walking, sitting and panning for gold. Concerned about litter. View full report 0
112 rheadohner 09/10/2006 Kelp, shells, crab casings, and ocean-based debris in driftline. Large number of foraging shorebirds. One dead sea lion with evidence of gunshot, major sand accumulation. In some areas 3-5 feet above early summer levels. 8-10 feet higher than 2004 levels. Drift logs almost covered with sand. Dr. John McGowan-Mile 113, reports that this is the most sand he has seen on Agate Beach in 32 years! Sea Stars and anemones on rocks at water edge. Tidepools shallow due to sand deposition. Low human impact (0). View full report 0
113 rheadohner 09/10/2006 Kelp, shells, crab casings and ocean-based debris in driftline. Transverse dunes observed on 8/28/06, but leveled on 9/10/06. Major accumulation of sand against rock at north end of Sacchi Beach. Large numbers of foraging shorebirds. One dead sea lion partially covered by sand near 5 Mile Creek. Low human impact (1)- digging clams in sand. View full report 0
93 H Witschi 09/09/2006 No wrack line. 5 dead birds (2 Common Murre). Fewcrab shells. Very little trash. Low human impact (0). View full report 0
102 D Brittain 09/09/2006 Low human impact(3)- 3 rockhunting. View full report 0
248 Dr Kayak 09/08/2006 Brown pelicans, common murres, pelagic cormorants, western gulls, one white-winged scoter, one dead sea lion (floating beyond Three Rocks, partially eaten). View full report 0
97 D Bilderback 09/06/2006 Kelps (Postelsia, Nereocystis, Egregia, Lessoniopsis), sand crab molts, rocks, broken shells, broken sanddollars in driftline. 2 dead Common Murre. Beach with wide ridge of sand and very shallow runnel, sloping 10-14 degrees to the ocean. No transverse dunes. Low human impact (0). Little human debris. One automobile tire on beach. View full report 0
96 D Bilderback 09/06/2006 Mussel shells and the kelp, Hymenena in low wrack. Wood, kelp (Cystoseria, Hymenena, Lessoniopsis, Nereocystis, Macrocystis), stones, broken sand dollars, sand crab molts, mussel shells, crab molts, 2 sea stars and razor clam shells in high wrack. Sanderlings on high beach and in surfline. Wide ridge of sand and shallow runnel sloping 6-16 degrees seaward. Coarser sand in runnel. No transverse dunes. New River flowing through narrow channel in the sand ridge. One Harbor Seal and Phalarope observed. Low human impact (0). Little human debris on beach. View full report 0
108 K Fassett 09/02/2006 Foraging shorebirds moving in response to people and dogs. One dead Common Murre and two dead gulls. Transverse dunes formed on beach. Moderate human use (12)- 10 walking and 2 flying kites. 12 vehicles in allowed area. People sluicing for gold. Removed approximately 300 pounds of trash. View full report 0
102 Elise102 08/22/2006 75 assorted juvenile and adult gulls. Some kelp but little debris in driftline. Beach grade is approximately 5 degrees. Heavy human use (27)- walking and 1 fishing (caught 6 perch with and two were over 10 inches long). View full report 0