Report Details

Kelp, algae, shells, small rocks, wood pieces, land- and ocean-based debris, Styrofoam, and truck tire in driftline. Shorebirds foraging in the driftline. One dead bird. Ocean undercutting the foredune. New plantings of European beach grass at former staging area for removal of the New Carissa. Low human impact (4)-driving in two ORVs and one vehicle within an allowed area.

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light.

Human Activities

Number of people: 4. Other Activities: 4 in vehicle.

Concerns

Litter

Vehicles

Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 1. ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed: 2.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. 1 unidentified

Driftline Content

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

Man-made Modifications

Beachgrass planting or removal. See General Comments.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune. See General Comment.

Actions & Comments

These new European beachgrass plantings were located on the bluff where the staging area for the New Carissa removal took place.The erosion of the vegetated foredune was more of a result from undercutting action of the ocean waves/tides and was visible all along Mile 127.

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All Mile 127 Reports

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Mile 127

December 23, 2023

Major change in dunes with moderate amount of dune grass pulled down from tides.

Chris and Lisa Thomas

Mile 127

September 12, 2023

Large amount of what appeared to be green slug, maybe algae washing up with the tide.

ThomasCL

Mile 127

January 1, 2023

Beach dune has notable amount of grass roots showing.

ThomasCL

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Mile 127

September 20, 2010

Kelp/algae, shells, animal casings, small rocks, wood pieces, plastic pellets, Styrofoam and land- and ocean-based debris in the driftline.

tsunchoi

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Mile 127

June 23, 2010

One person driving within allowed area of beach.

tsunchoi

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Mile 127

March 19, 2010

Shorebirds foraging on wet sand.

tsunchoi

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Mile 127

December 27, 2009

Small rocks, wood pieces, land-based debris, plastic pellets and Styrofom in the driftline.

tsunchoi

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 127

September 15, 2009

Small rocks, wood pieces and land-based debris in driftline.

tsunchoi