Report Details

Kelp, wood pieces, plastic pellets, land-based debris and styrofoam in driftline. Landslides and major boulder falls. Sand moving onshore. Rock only exposed at south end of beach. very steep slope from top of beach to low tide line. One live and one dead Common Murre on beach. One Osprey in nest and 4 flying Osprey seen. Cormorants seen to the west of the Osprey nest. Moderate human impact (7)-walking. 1 dog.

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: -1.2 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 7. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 7.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

One common Murre on beach. Stayed still when I walked past it. Osprey in nest again this year. Saw 4 flying and one crying from nest. Many cormorants moving in west of osprey nest. Was afraid the osprey would move to a new neighborhood.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. common murre

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam, Wood pieces. If I were the queen of the world I would eleminate plastic in all forms

Man-made Modifications

no new, past modifictions have been reviewed

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls.

Actions & Comments

Good infilling. Rock only exposed on beach at south end. Very steep slope from top of beach to low tide line on much of the beach.

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