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The weather had very light cloud cover, but I logged it as Sunny. The kelp in the wrack line looked old to me, but it was very crusted with salt, which may have fooled me. I found lots and lots of sea stars. One individual caused me concern and I am going to submit a report to MARINe. It is very gratifying to find so many sea stars.

Conditions

Temperature: 49 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Tide Level: 1.1 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 17. Number of dogs: 6. Walking or running: 17. Photography: 2. Tidepooling: 5. No unusual activity

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 9.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass.

Natural Changes

Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Visible retreat of solid bluff.

Actions & Comments

South cove cliffs are very steep and there is always some erosion happening.

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I didn't know if this was enough clouds to say it was cloudy out
Because the center star is broken, I am not sure how healthy this individual is. It appeared solid, but I will send to MARINe
A look back toward the ocean from the same vantage point of previous photo. (I read pix of the landward side of the beach were wanted)
Same vantage point, looking North
Gumboot Chiton hanging out
View of Southern cliffs from Northern border, with sunset rocks in the foreground
This is what happens

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All Mile 116 Reports

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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.

alaingamerica

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.

alaingamerica

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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