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I was happy to see so many marine birds feeding along the surf and near the ocean today.There was a low High tide this morning so the surf line was low. It was also sparse and scattered.So few people on the beach on such a lovely day. Sand continues to build up, nearly obscuring the cobble, except on the upper portions of the beach. The patch of basalt one third of the way between the Muriel Ponzler parking lot and Big Creek. Only the tops of it's highest knobs are sticking out. Sand is beginning to drift into small dunes.

Conditions

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

Human Activities

Number of people: 6. Walking or running: 6. I noted ATV tracks on the beach, but did not see one.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

There must have been a large school of fish off shore, as I saw an Osprey with a small fish, Brown Pelicans, numerous Gulls, numerous Pelagic and Brandt Cormorants. The Turkey Vultures and Tree Swallows were also busy along the cliff lines.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Shells, Wood pieces. sparse and patchy

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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

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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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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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