Report Details

The fore-dune has eroded into 6-8ft. high bluff and river mouth has migrated at least 100 yards to the north. Because of this low minus tide today I observed thousands and thousands of what appeared to be small strips of degraded plastic bags settled into the low pools in the sand bottom, that normally are not exposed.

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Strong. Wind Direction: SE.

Human Activities

Number of people: 3. Fishing: 3.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3.

Man-made Modifications

Natural erosion of foredunes due to high tides.

Natural Changes

Visible retreat of solid bluff.

Actions & Comments

The foredune has eroded into 6-8ft. high bluff and river mouth has migrated at least 100 yards to the north. Because of this low minus tide today I observed thousands and thousands of what appeared to be small strips of degraded plastic bags settled into the low pools in the sand bottom, that normally are not exposed.

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