Report Details

Beach was very clean, only picked up small amount of trash. It had gained a bit of sand during the summer and since my last observation. Saw tracks indicating ATV activity in closure area, but no other people or ATVs. Saw seagulls, pelicans, and geese as well as offshore sailboat. Found three badly decomposed seabirds.

Conditions

Temperature: 62 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 0.0 feet.

Human Activities

Saw no other people on the beach. Only signs of human activity was ATV tracks, some in closure area on north part of my mile, and some on closed dune access trails.

Concerns

Apparent violations: ATV tracks north of closure sign, also on closed access trails..

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Many seagulls, some pelicans flying low over surfline, and some geese high overhead in formation.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 3. Decomposed birds in rack line, unable to identify.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces.

Natural Changes

Beach built up well from previous winter sand loss

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