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Pleased to see so many  families exploring South Cove's tidepools respectfully.  I  saw a racoon out there. I  do depend on other visitors to cue me in on interesting finds, but in all my years of coming here, this is the first time I've seen one. I brought my binoculars to try and identify any birds I saw, but alas, I had no success. Did hear their distinctive calls, however, as well as an oft repeated refrain,   "I found a starfish!" Beautiful indeed! I need to become more familiar with birdsong,  but I  could identify that last! I  remembered seeing a message advising us CoastWatchers to try and balance the sad fact our rangers our stretched thin. With that in mind, I  did introduce myself to one family and spoke with several more.  I  let 3 know that the tide was on it's way in. I was just out here last month but that one was to make up for missing the Spring survey.  This has been my Summer survey and what a lovely way to spend my morning.

Conditions

Temperature: 54 F. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 0.6 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 67. Number of dogs: 5. Walking or running: 67. Playing in sand: 5. Sitting: 7. Photography: 1. Tidepooling: 60. Many families exploring the tidepools respectfully. Beautiful weather! I'm sure many more people visited after I left.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 13.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells. Struck me that all the crab shells I saw a month ago were pretty much gone. Only trash I noticed was a wooden pallet. Very little plastic. Wasn't thoroughly searching for trash. Don't usually find much.

Actions & Comments

Last summer Parks had cleared a path through the driftwood at the base of the trail. It lasted all last summer but this year,  either it had been a one time thing or SARS CV19 claims another service. Speaking of,  I  did see a few people wearing masks in the great outdoors...including a racoon!

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Mile 116

Seven Devils cliffs, Cape Arago South Cove

June 23, 2024

A minus tide brought many visitors to South Cove, one group being led by Larry, a Oregon Shores board member.

Elaine Cramer

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.

alaingamerica

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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