Report Details

China creek and Big creek with large amounts of water in them due to recent rainfall. There are numerous pieces of jellyfish everywhere due to recent ruff seas. There continues to be undercutting of the dune on Muriel Ponsler.I will attach photos.

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 4.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 17. Number of dogs: 6. Walking or running: 10. Sitting: 3.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 11.

Notable Wildlife

100 sea gulls in Bigg Creek.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. Pieces of dead jellyfish everywhere in the rack line

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Styrofoam.

Natural Changes

Visible retreat of solid bluff. Both creeks have large amount of water due to much rainfall. Big creek had a wave in it!

Report Images

Piece of dune washed out Muriel Ponsler
Piece of jellyfish in wrack line
Retreating dune Muriel Ponsler below the picnic area
Many resting gulls in Big Creek.

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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

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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

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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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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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