Report Details

The humans were all riding southward along the tideline in four ATVs and one OHV. Multiple vehicle tracks were visible along the beach. The birds seemed undisturbed. The driftline was thin and scattered and contained shells, animal casings, kelp/algae and ocean-based debris. Twenty misc. gulls were present plus 21 Snowy Plovers and 6 Sanderlings. Dead birds were 2 Common Murres and 1 Northern Fulmar. Nothing unusual was noted.

Conditions

Temperature: 68 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 7.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 8. Other Activities: ATVs and OHVs. Four ATVs and one OHV were observed travelling down the beach.

Vehicles

ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed: 5.

Notable Wildlife

The driftline was thin and scattered. Twenty misc. gulls were present plus 21 Snowy Plovers and 6 Sanderlings.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 3. 2 Common Murres and 1 Northern Fulmar.

Driftline Content

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

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Mile 137

September 24, 2010

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

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Mile 137

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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Mile 137

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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Mile 137

June 17, 2008

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

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Mile 137

March 16, 2008

Nice day on the beach.

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Mile 137

December 13, 2007

Sunny day with mild breeze.

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