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It was great to be back on Mile 182 after my disappearing summer!The sand has built into dunes this summer. I noticed many of the people walking on the beach did not head all the way to Big Creek, which is the usual pattern.

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Foggy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 5.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 14. Number of dogs: 6. Walking or running: 14. Other Activities: just walking, playing with dogs. A sunday afternoon with no, to little wind, so there were a lot of people on the beach in spite of the fog most not walking too far, perhaps due the the huge build up of sand this year on the upper stretch of beach.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 6.

Notable Wildlife

small groups of Pelicans, numerous mixed gulls, juvenile and adult, a flock of migrating sandpipers. Only a small amount of sea grass and eel grass, quite a few sea palms that had been dislodged from rocks somewhere, most likely North of this beach.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. COMU, I tagged it # 710, for COASST

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt). very sparse and patchy driftline

Natural Changes

Wow, what a lot of sand build up this year. I can no longer see the basalt outcropping usually present 1/4 of the way North between the Muriel Ponzler lot and 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

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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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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