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Mile 10 Report
September 17, 2008
I'm reporting on Mile 10 until an adopter can be found.
I'm reporting on Mile 10 until an adopter can be found. The road to Lone Ranch Beach was blocked due to construction and I had to access the beach via Cape Ferrello viewpoint trail. I noticed many dead crab shells/legs etc. of approximately the same size (around 3 inches across)on the shoreline. Where did they come from? Lots of mussel shells, dead seaweed, dead birds, animal casings etc. along the tideline. Very trashy, but all natural trash. Seems unusual with no big storms lately. There was a very light colored and weight sand on the gray-sand shore that looked to be made up of very tiny shell particles that may have been washed in from under/around a reef or is it dredged from somewhere else? I saw one seal, Harbor I believe in the water on the far side. The piles of large driftwood on the far side of the beach looked burned as if a beach fire might have gotten out of hand. On the trail back to Cape Ferrello from Lone Ranch Beach were 4 or more pink or purple plastic bags that looked like they may have had doggy poo in them. What was the point of bagging the poo and then leaving them along the trail?
Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: SW.
Number of people: 2. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 1. The road down to the beach was closed due to reconstruction. The road was in very bad shape. So there were no vehicles as there would usually be. I had to access the beach from Cape Ferrello.
Lots and lots of black flies in the abundant seaweed onshore. Many more than I've ever seen there before.
difficult to determine species since many parts were missing and decomposed.
Stranded Marine Mammals
Dead Fish or Invertebrates
Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces. a waterlogged plastic/cloth dolly
None can happen here
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I walked north from Lone Ranch beach, crossing over, I believe, into mile 11/ Cape Ferrelo.
Streams have been re-directed through natural modification of beach topography.