Report Details

This is a flat mile of shoreline with a short rise into the dunes. There is very little evidence of activity, tire tracks or footprints. A great deal of driftwood at the high tide line. The creek at south end of 107 was running moderately and very clear. There is little rock distribution on the beach at this time. Quite a bit of bullwhip kelp. Seagulls and Sanderlings feeding on shore. Shells, animal casings, wood pieces, plastic pellets, ocean-based debris (plastic bottles, glass jars, plastic sheeting and bags) and Styrofoam also in the driftline. Evidence of wave overtopping and erosion of the foredune. Two people with three dogs rockhunting. Removed two bags of debris from the beach.

Conditions

Temperature: 48 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 0.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 2. Number of dogs: 3. Two people had driven pick up truck onto beach and were rockhunting with three dogs, off-leash but under verbal control.

Concerns

Litter

Vehicles

Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Seagulls, Sanderlings-at shore line in large group of aprx. 40.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), 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. plastic bottles, glass jars, plastic sheeting and bags

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Evidence of wave overtopping. Evidence of recent high tide with driftline up into dune grass

Actions & Comments

Collected two bags of garbage from driftline. Mostly plastics , Styrofoam and pieces of rope. Was unable to carry out larger pieces of Styrofoam but tried to place above the tideline.

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Mile 106

January 15, 2016

Although there are signs of some erosion of dune, it is not bad.

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Mile 106

April 12, 2015

Very little debris of any kind on the beach.

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Mile 106

January 13, 2015

There was a good deal of trash this time.

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Mile 106

December 7, 2014

Very quiet and clean beach today.

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Mile 106

October 27, 2014

There were a greater number of dead birds on the beach after Saturday's storm.

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Mile 106

June 23, 2014

There was avery high concentration of by the wind sailor jellyfish at the high tide driftline.

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Mile 106

May 18, 2014

This stretch of beach was quiet as always.

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Mile 106

April 1, 2014

Very quiet.

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