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Very light human/dog use (7/2). Very clean beach -- most debris has been washed away or hidden by the normal early summer wind-blown sand. Lots of the regular wildflowers in full bloom. Shells, kelp/algae and small rocks in the driftline. Decomposed sea lion on beach. Foredune eroded south of Whisky Run but accreting to the north of Whisky Run.


Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: -2.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 7. Number of dogs: 2. Surprisingly light human use, on a beautiful early morning with a minus tide.


Cars/trucks parking: 1. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 2.

Notable Wildlife

Seems fewer and smaller mussel/barnacle beds than normal.

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. Probably small sea lion - long dead - N43 12.519 W124 23.724 - see photo

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Small rocks.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune. Small foredune at base of cliff S of Whisky Run is almost entirely eroded away. To N, it's increasing.

Actions & Comments

Did not report the stranded sea lion because it's too far gone to even merit a vulture.

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