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The South Cove appears much as it always does, beautiful and serene. Only myself, my partner and two other visitors during my visit. I have never noticed Black Oystercatchers in the cove before. They were at the tip of the furtherst north border of my mile. In addition to the abundant live tidal life, I found the remains of an octopus, one small purple shore crab, freshly dead and unscavenged, and also found remains of California Sea Lion in an advanced state of decomposition. I'm also including a photo of a snail that I hadn't seen before, Channelled Dogwinkle (Nucella canaliculata).

Human Activities

Number of people: 4. Walking or running: 3. Tidepooling: 1. I included myself and my partner in the totals on this page. I also estimated the tide height on the previous page. Beach was very quiet, human-wise.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

1 resident? Great Blue Heron, Flock of about 8 Black Oystercatchers, 1 dark colored duck, possibly female Harlequin??

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. California Sea Lion in advanced state of decomposition.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Found remains of octopus, a first for this coast watcher.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Wood pieces.

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Mile 116

January 20, 2024

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

Elaine Cramer

Mile 116

August 6, 2023

A pleasantly mild day made for a good tidepool walk.

alaingamerica

Mile 116

May 7, 2023

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

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Mile 116

December 3, 2022

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

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Mile 116

November 20, 2022

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

alaingamerica

Mile 116

July 16, 2022

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

alaingamerica

Mile 116

May 1, 2022

I came for the minus tide since the weather would be dry.

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Mile 116

January 9, 2022

After a week of heavy rain, it was a lovely sunny January day at the South Cove.

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