Report Details

On a morning that went from fog to sunlight to fog, and from very little wind to strong wind, there were 35 people and five dogs on the beach, and 8 horseback riders. The wrackline consisted of seaweed, tiny shells, wood chips, feathers and quarter-sized crabs. At least two hundred brown pelicans flew by, heading north. Two dead gulls, four dead Common Murre and one dead Pigeon Guillemot. A small salmon shark, was found still alive on the beach about 150 yards south of the last big, black rock near Face Rock. The shark was returned to the water and did not reappear.

Conditions

Temperature: 62 F. Cloud Cover: Foggy. Wind Velocity: Strong. Wind Direction: SW.

Human Activities

Number of people: 43. Number of dogs: 5. Walking or running: 34. Playing in surf: 1. Other Activities: Horseback Riding--8.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 5.

Notable Wildlife

Found what was probably a salmon-shark still alive at the edge of the high tide line. Saw 200 or more brown pelicans flying north.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 7. Two dead gulls, 4 dead common murre, 1 dead pigeon guillemot

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces.

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