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Arrived to find a clear sunny beach with extensive winter erosion of the Takenitch west estuary. Takenitch creek was the lowest that I have observed with minimal (10' wide x 1' deep) outflow to the ocean. Fewer than normal sea birds were congregated at the mouth of the creek.

Conditions

Temperature: 65 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Strong. Wind Direction: NW.

Human Activities

No humans encountered

Concerns

Litter

Notable Wildlife

Very few gulls, no seals in surf, no sanderlings

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Shells, Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces. Less fishing debris than 2014

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune. Extensive European beach grass invasion

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October 12, 2016

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October 11, 2016

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October 10, 2016

An overcast day with light wild (10mph) from NW.

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October 9, 2016

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October 5, 2015

Takenitch creek and its associated estuary contained much lower water flow than in previous years with the outlet to the ocean approximately 10 feet wide and 1 foot deep (see pix).

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