Report Details

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. Nothing much to see from the cliffs. Using binoculars, we saw no sea lions or seals on the beach, and there were none hauled up on the rocks on the southern end of the North Cove either. Minimal driftline of kelp/algae seen from the bluff. For the most part the seals and sea lions seemed to be occupying Simpson's Reef. Otherwise, there were the usual Turkey Vultures (one hopping about on the beach) and gulls. Twenty-one people viewing the ocean and wildlife. One person fishing. One dog.

Conditions

Temperature: 65 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NE. Tide Level: 0.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 22. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 21. Fishing: 1. Watching the sea and the Sea Lions.

Concerns

Apparent violations: None.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 13. RVs/Buses parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Sea Lions and Seals.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass. Beach closed. Seaweed in minimal driftline visible from cliffs.

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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.

Pat&RobertaSmit