Report Details

Sharing the beach with other users is a pleasure when the vehicles, pets, and humans are under control and enjoying the same glorious weather. Twelve vehicles included six trucks and six ATVs. Six adults were fishing for surf perch and six were riding or walking for pleasure. The driftline was full of beachgrass eroded from the sea wall, plus some bullkelp and the usual shells, wood and debris. Birds were absent but their tracks were visible around one dead and badly decayed marine mammal. The usual winter erosion features were present with carved out vertical sand faces followed by flatter areas which collected the eroded grasses and wood debris. The vehicle entrance at the north end was too steep for some vehicles.

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 6.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 12. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 3. Fishing: 6. Other Activities: ATV enthusiasts. Six adults were surf perch fishing with limited success. Four were riding ATVs and two were walking with their dog.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3. ATVs/OHVs parking: 2. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 3. ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed: 4.

Notable Wildlife

The usual scattering of shells and casings were visible along with some bullkelp. No birds were present, and one very decomposed pinniped was noted.

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. 1 very decomposed pinniped.

Driftline Content

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

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune. The south and north ends of the area showed wave erosion of the vegetated sea wall, leaving vertical banks up to ten feet . Lots of eroded European beachgrass was visible on the beach

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September 24, 2010

The humans were all riding southward along the tideline in four ATVs and one OHV.

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December 28, 2009

It was a beautiful sunny, windless afternoon at the beach.

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Mile 137

September 12, 2009

Thirty-seven humans were observed during the hour and one/half spent recording data on the 16 dead birds present(new birds included 9 Common Murre, 1 Northern Fulmar and 4 gulls and two birds were "refound" Common Murre).

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Mile 137

March 12, 2009

Sharing the beach with other users is a pleasure when the vehicles, pets, and humans are under control and enjoying the same glorious weather.

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December 16, 2008

The beach area appeared winter normal with wrack present high on the beach in places, and very thin, if any, surf line debris, mostly small wood and a few shells.

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June 17, 2008

A beautiful sunny day at the beach with tolerable wind velocity.

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March 16, 2008

Nice day on the beach.

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December 13, 2007

Sunny day with mild breeze.

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