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Caught some sun between storms as did eight other people walking the beach. Tides had been high so the wrack was high with logs, seaweed and ocean-borne debris. Gulls dominated the sky and beach. One large immature gull was feeding a dead bird. Six other dead birds were observed (2 Western Gulls, 2 Northern Fulmars, and 2 Common Murres. One dead harbor seal was found.

Conditions

Temperature: 53 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 3.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 8. Walking or running: 8.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 7. 2 Common Murres; 2 Western Gulls; 2 Northern Fulmars

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. Harbor Seal, dead, high on beach near base of bluff, about 100 yards south of the Sunset Motel.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Shells, Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces.

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