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Mile 153 Report
May 25, 2012
Very quiet observation day.
Very quiet observation day. Beach not littered with shells or casings, seaweed, or pebbles. LOTS of large driftwood all over the beach. Found a metal float - see photo. No markings.Photo shows filling in of fore dune which is typical this time of year. Only a few birds.Our granddaughter's Flat Stanley was visiting, so he came to the beach with us. He had a wonderful time except for almost being blown away - had to rest inside my sweatshirt!
Temperature: 58 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Strong. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: -0.4 feet.
People were coming into the area as we were leaving, but no vehicles at the time of our observation.
Pretty calm day, only a few seagulls, no shore birds, no seaweed.
Dead Fish or Invertebrates
Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). Lots of large driftwood near foredune
See photo of filling in front of foredune, typical for this time of year.
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