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My patrol area is mile 140 for my USDA/APHIS job so I am coving this stretch of beach at least 3 times a week. Today was notable due to the large quantities of Vellella jellyfish washed ashore. The Snowy Plovers are doing exceptionally well this year, the best nesting season ever for Tenmile Creek. I am happy to be a part of their success!

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 1.2 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 2. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 2. People just enjoying the beach!

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3.

Notable Wildlife

Western sandpipers, 400+ Heermann's gulls, snowy plovers with fledglings!

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. 2 Common Murres

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. Vellella Jellyfish wash ashore in large numbers.

Driftline Content

Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Wood pieces.

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Mile 140

June 30, 2014

My patrol area is mile 140 for my USDA/APHIS job so I am coving this stretch of beach at least 3 times a week.

MetzmanJoe

Mile 140

March 1, 2014

Low human activity due to the remote characteristic of this area.

MetzmanJoe

Mile 140

October 18, 2009

Just passing through 140 on a hike/geocache in the Dellenback Dunes and along Tenmile Creek.

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Mile 140

January 19, 2009

Beautiful, isolated section of the coastline where you can walk for miles without seeing another soul.

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Mile 140

October 11, 2008

Recent storm had deposited numerous dead seabirds, crab and razor clam shells, and plastic and styrofoam debris (including fishing boat floats) and also brought in a significant amount of 'bullwhip' kelp.

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Mile 140

March 2, 2008

Clean, windswept beach.

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Mile 140

August 24, 2007

Kelp/algae, shells, animal casings, small rocks, wood pieces, debris, plastic pellets and Styrofoam in driftline.

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Mile 140

May 10, 2007

Few shells, driftwood and some rope and floats in driftline.

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