Report Details

Another typical day in paradise. Light winds, moderate temperatures with a light overcast (clearing). This two mile section north of Tenmile Creek had only one other visitor with 2 dogs (put on leashes as we passed). The only negative was the amount of plastic and glass bottles washed ashore (the most we have ever seen) and large number of 12-14 inch commercial floats that had washed ashore. Shells, casings, ocean-based debris and Styrofoam in the driftine. Three dead Pigeon Guillemont. Unusual visit by four Turkey vultures, resting on beach at the north end of the (expanded) Snowy Plover nesting area.

Conditions

Temperature: 58 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N.

Human Activities

Number of people: 1. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 1. Very little human activity on this remote section of beach, located about 2 miles west of Hwy 101 across open sand dunes with no road access.

Notable Wildlife

Noted very few shore birds- unusual during our visits. Cause might have been the 4 Turkey vultures on the beach at the north end of the Snowy Plover nesting area?

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 3. Pigeon Guillemont: 'gull sized' black bodied with white feathers on the topside of the wings and bright orange webbed feet.

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Styrofoam. Unusually large number of large floats from commercial fishing/crabbing vessels.

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Mile 139

February 16, 2023

CoastWatch volunteers and USFS cleaned up marine debris in western snowy plover management areas.

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November 9, 2013

We were "alone with the sea" would be an apt description.

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March 17, 2013

No visitors or human activity observed on this remote mile.

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August 10, 2012

Back to normal on this isolated stretch of beach with no road access within 2 miles.

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June 9, 2012

Usually, this long stretch of beach has been swept clean by the wind and waves.

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December 17, 2011

This windswept section of beach is generally kept clean of logs, kelp, and man-made debris.

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April 17, 2011

Once again, a nice, peaceful walk along a windswept section of the shoreline north of Ten Mile Creek west of Lakeside.

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August 14, 2010

Another typical day in paradise.

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