Report Details

Not much to report. In the North Cove: more sand on the inshore rocks than previously; thick accumulations of eel grass as well as shells, animal casings, small rocks, wood pieces in the wrackline. Did not see many birds. No Black Oystercatchers. Harbour Seals in the bay. Sea Lions on Shell Island, but none close in.

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Strong. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 4.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 10. Number of dogs: 1. Playing in sand: 3. Sitting: 2. Photography: 3. Tidepooling: 2.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 5. ATVs/OHVs parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

GullsSea LionsHarbour Seals

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1.

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. Harbor Seal (?)/Decapitated/High wrack line ... N 43 deg 18.590 min; W 124 deg 23.811 min ... Body 36 inches, Tail (separated) 12 inches, Flipper 11 inches.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces.

Natural Changes

Some erosion ... south end of North Cove

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October 19, 2014

North Cove of Cape Arago was fairly clean of debris other than boat hull on north end.

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December 17, 2011

Not much to report.

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August 7, 2011

Here’s how things went: As we clamber down into the North Cove, a magnificent Osprey rises from the water right under our noses.

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June 19, 2011

The tide was very low indeed (photos 1&2).

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March 6, 2011

Not much activity.

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December 4, 2010

Had to observe from the cliff tops owing to very muddy, slippery approaches to the North Cove.

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September 19, 2010

Two dead sea lions in the North Cove (reported to Stranding Network), otherwise nothing unusual.

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June 20, 2010

The North Cove is closed in the Spring during the Harbor Seal and Elephant Seal pupping season, so we were not able to walk the beach.

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