Report Details

There is very little cobble on the beach, and a lot of sand. Even the basalt outcropping about a quarter of the way up the beach is nearly obscured by sand. Also, perhaps due to wind and sand, the beach seemed quite scoured, only scattered dried small pieces of seaweed or shell fragments here and there. No dead birds, primarily very small woods along the wrack line with only a few pieces of small plastics mixed in now and then. A bit of a moonscape.

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 2.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 2. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 2. It was a beautiful day today; surprising that there were not more people out enjoying our lovely beach.

Concerns

Apparent violations: none.

Vehicles

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

Notable Wildlife

nada

Beached Birds

nada

Stranded Marine Mammals

nada

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

nada

Driftline Content

Wood pieces.

Natural Changes

Visible retreat of solid bluff. There was a small land slide along the bluff that brought some vegetation with it. The same area was undermined by wave action during high tides earlier in the year.

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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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Roosevelt Beach, Ponsler SW, China Creek, Big Creek

January 28, 2024

A lot of rocks on the beach.

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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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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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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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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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