Report Details

I very much enjoyed being back on Muriel Ponsler beach (mile 182) after a protracted absence. I brought a friend with me. We were looking for dead birds for COASST, as well as surveying "my" mile. Heavy seas this winter have exposed the volcanic outcropping that had been covered with sand last summer. There is also a lot of large wood at and above high tide line in certain parts of the beach, as well as wood tossed nearly to the pavement in the parking area.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 2.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 5. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 5.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 4.

Notable Wildlife

2 immature bald eagles

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. pile of gull feathers from kill breast only of Cassins Auklet no legs

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Wood pieces, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.).

Natural Changes

Evidence of wave overtopping

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Mile 182

Roosevelt Beach, Ponsler SW, China Creek, Big Creek

May 26, 2024

A lot of people on the beach today backpacking, rock hounding, playing and picnicking on the beach. There was one large piece of fiberglass on the beach.

James/Heron

Mile 182

Roosevelt Beach, Ponsler SW, China Creek, Big Creek

March 13, 2024

The entry way to Carl Washburn heading towards China Creek was very slippery with mud and by the wind sailor jellyfish.

Mary James

Mile 182

Roosevelt Beach, Ponsler SW, China Creek, Big Creek

January 28, 2024

A lot of rocks on the beach.

Mary James

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Mile 182

Roosevelt Beach, Ponsler SW, China Creek, Big Creek

December 21, 2023

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

Mary James

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Mile 182

Roosevelt Beach, Ponsler SW, China Creek, Big Creek

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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Mile 182

Roosevelt Beach, Ponsler SW, China Creek, Big Creek

July 22, 2023

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

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Mile 182

Roosevelt Beach, Ponsler SW, China Creek, Big Creek

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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Mile 182

Roosevelt Beach, Ponsler SW, China Creek, Big Creek

January 20, 2023

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

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