Report Details

A river otter was spotted in the surf near Big Creek. The recent storms have scoured and widened Big Creek and littered the shore with tree trunks and smaller wood debris. The sea has pulled out a great deal of sand exposing numerous rocks and cobbles. No bluff erosion was noticed and very little human debris was present.

Conditions

Temperature: 39 F. Cloud Cover: Rain. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 2.6 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 5. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 3.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

We observed 1 otter, 3 eagles and 1 osprey.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Small rocks, Wood pieces. plastic debris on rocks

Man-made Modifications

Sand removal, Stream modification.

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January 28, 2024

A lot of rocks on the beach.

Mary James

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December 21, 2023

21 people on the beach today. Continued erosion off the bottom of the cliffs.

Mary James

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September 2, 2023

As I entered the beach and walked toward China creek I saw a dead common murre in the wrack line.

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July 22, 2023

A low tide 1 ft with some medium size rocks in ditches.

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May 22, 2023

Very Little in the wrack line today on the minus tide, small feathers, micro plastic and pieces of wood.

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January 20, 2023

Not a lot in the driftline due to recent king tide.

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November 26, 2022

No issue to report, but a recently deceased sturgeon was near the top of the wrack line.

Dale Lee

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September 10, 2022

Lots of people walking dogs today.

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