Report Details

Normal windswept sections of remote beach. Little driftwood and man-caused litter present. Small amount of seaweed clumps present. Numerous broken shells and overturned and picked apart immature crabs along high tide line. Besides a dead seabird, I noted one Western Gull with a broken wing along the waterline- alive, but very weak. Snowy Plover fencing removed from site north of Tenmile Creek. Low human impact (0).

Conditions

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

Human Activities

Miles 139 and 140- N. side of mouth of Tenmile Cr., remote section, no vehicular access, rarely see human presence.

Notable Wildlife

Small flocks of gulls, and other shorebirds.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. Left by receding tide, pretty roughed up, not identifiable (by me). (Not a gull).

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. Numerous small, dead crabs that had been picked apart by the shorebirds.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells.

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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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Mile 139

August 10, 2012

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

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Mile 139

June 9, 2012

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

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Mile 139

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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Mile 139

August 14, 2010

Another typical day in paradise.

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