Report Details

There has been a great deal of sand movement. The area on the south side of the jetty has filled in and, at this very low tide, one could walk to within about 150 yards of the last spur of the jetty. This new sand extends about 1/4 mile south of the jetty, and is filled with small pools and rivulets, and several sand bars. The new toilet is up and in use. There is a trash can outside, near the toilet. A great improvement!! People continue to drive illegally on the beach, and to leave trash and fire remains. Very little human or ocean debris on the beach, and also very little wildlife. The dead California Sea Lion has probably been there for weeks. Sticks, eeelgrass, shells and animal casings in the driftline. Five people on the beach, two sitting, two surfing and on picking up trash.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 0.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 5. Sitting: 2. Surfing: 2. Other Activities: picking up trash/1. The usual violations of driving on the beach, and increasing beakdown of foredune. Fire remains that included pallets with nails, other trash and glass.

Concerns

Fire

Apparent violations: car tracks on beach and foredune.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3.

Notable Wildlife

A small number of gulls and a few crows were the only wildlife. There was a pretty clear beach, a bit of eel grass, and a few sticks.

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. California Sea Lion, nine feet approx. with partial burial in sand. Quite decomposed.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

None

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells. broken shells in some areas, and a dozen or more remains of crabs

Man-made Modifications

Dune modification/removal. caused by illegal driving

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