Report Details

In spite of a glorious, warm day there were not many folks on the beach, but then again the tide was on its way in. I saw only six people on the beach, two photographers, two fishermen fishing for perch, and two people walking their dogs.There were no dead birds and few live ones, large piles of kelp, here and there, patchy drift line with small wood, small plastic, medium wood, some sea trash. I picked up up about 1/8 of a sack of plastic trash on this beach and another 1/2 the sack full on mile 181.I noted that the high waves we had recently eroded the cliff base for about 80 feet along the cliff line, undermining it by about 18 inches.

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 7.2 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 6. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 4. Photography: 2. Fishing: 2. 2 men surf fishing for perch, a couple taking artful photographs, people just entering the beach with their two dogs; all enjoying our wonderful public beaches...

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1. RVs/Buses parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

large clumps of kelp due to recent high seas, a few razor clam fragments

Beached Birds

notable for lack of dead birds two months in a row

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Styrofoam, Wood pieces. more off shore fisherman trash (rope, bait containers) this month than last

Natural Changes

Visible retreat of solid bluff. base of bluffs show evidence of wave erosion. I'll take a picture next time.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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