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I returned to Mile 116 for a Sea Star Observation Survey. Dispite the area I had decided to check being flooded by the incoming tide, I did have another questionable find. I have sent the picture off to MARINe. I also found one dead cormorant.

Conditions

Temperature: 47 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 1.3 feet.

Human Activities

When we first got there, we were the only ones. As we were leaving a family of 2 adults and 2 kids approached, knowing the tide was coming in.

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I returned to the beach to do a Sea Star Observation Survey, due to my inquiry to MARINe about the orange sea star in my last, full report. The picture was insufficient for a conclusion. I returned, trying to catch a low enough tide to closely examine all the sea stars I could find, however, the 1.3 tide had already flooded the likely areas. I did, however, find another star that could possibly be suffering the wasting disease and I am sending the new picture to MARINe today. I also found a freshly dead, "intact" cormorant on the sand part of the beach. Not at all obvious what happened to it. The incoming tide was moving it around.

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I am concerned that this star is in the beginning stages of Sea Star Wasting Disease, due to possible lesions on the lower left leg.
A freshly dead, recently washed up cormorant

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Mile 116

Seven Devils cliffs, Cape Arago South Cove

May 11, 2024

Two separate study groups were present, one measuring Gumboot Chitons and the surrounding algae and one studying sea urchins, ones living in pits versus ones not. I saw a couple families bringing their small children to South Cove, and a flock of pelicans.

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Mile 116

Seven Devils cliffs, Cape Arago South Cove

March 16, 2024

There was a beach hazard statement issued and I wanted to see what impact that would have as we were experiencing the first fine weather after so many weeks of cold rain. I was charmed by a family of six playing on the beach, the children even playing in the water.

Elaine Cramer

Mile 116

Seven Devils cliffs, Cape Arago South Cove

January 20, 2024

I was the only person fool enough to the visit South Cove today.

Elaine Cramer

Mile 116

Seven Devils cliffs, Cape Arago South Cove

August 6, 2023

A pleasantly mild day made for a good tidepool walk.

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Mile 116

Seven Devils cliffs, Cape Arago South Cove

May 7, 2023

There was one dead California Sea Lion low on the beach.

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Mile 116

Seven Devils cliffs, Cape Arago South Cove

December 3, 2022

I returned to Mile 116 for a Sea Star Observation Survey.

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Mile 116

Seven Devils cliffs, Cape Arago South Cove

November 20, 2022

The weather had very light cloud cover, but I logged it as Sunny.

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Mile 116

Seven Devils cliffs, Cape Arago South Cove

July 16, 2022

A minus tide occurs this Summer weekend and Parks had a sign encouraging the public to explore the tidepools.

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