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This visit was a few months from my last visit. I found this quite helpful in observing how the piles of kelp I saw last visit are being broken down. My goal is to get to my mile much more frequently! Kelp/algae in driftline. Many hermit crabs without their shells. Duck-like birds splashing around in bay. Moderate human impact (9)-walking and tidepooling. Three dogs.

Conditions

Temperature: 70 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 2.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 9. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 9. Tidepooling: 2.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 7.

Notable Wildlife

Noticed a great many homeless hermit crabs. Unless I don't know a species of crab that looks like a naked hermit... Saw 7-9 buffleheads? splashing around just off the tidepool rocks. Observed a CoastWatcher that needs an identification book!

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass.

Actions & Comments

I'm working on learning fixed points for photo evidence of bluff erosion. So far, it seems to be amazingly stable. Had an absolutely fabulous day at south cove.

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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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