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25 people, the most I've seen on the beaches yet. Beautiful sunny day. In December 2021, I reported landslides and erosion. Today they look stable, no new movement noticed. Fascinating funnel shaped root on ocean picnic beach, photograph to follow. Big Creek and Rocky Creek both had a good amount of water flowing. Nancy Creek waterfall also had a nice stream of water. Noticed a type of limpet I am not familiar with. Average size limpet with unfamiliar markings. Tried running photograph of limpets through iNaturalist, but unsuccessful (haven't heard back about an ID).I also saw large thatched acorn barnacles that I have not seen before due to the tide level. More gravel and rock is appearing on the beach at Rock Creek. Overall a beautiful quiet day with many people enjoying these two beaches.

Conditions

Temperature: 51 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 175.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 25. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 3. Sitting: 2. Tidepooling: 2. Fishing: 3. Other Activities: Five people were enjoying picnics. Three on a picnic table and two on a blanket on the sand..

Concerns

Apparent violations: None.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 17.

Notable Wildlife

No notable wildlife, only three crows.

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt). Three different wrack line. 1. Plant debris in micro plastic 2. Plant debris 3. Animal casings possibly sand crap.

New Development

None

Man-made Modifications

None

Natural Changes

Newly exposed roots/trees falling. Interesting funnel shaped root exposed just under grass line on ocean picnic beach. Photograph to follow.

Actions & Comments

My last report December 30, 2021, I reported five small landslides. No action taken just documentation. On March 11, 2022 I revisited these sites no action needed. Erosion and land slide looks stable. No new movement.

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Wrack line on Ocean Beach with micro plastic and plant debris
Large thatched acorn barnacle
Limpets found on Rock Creek beach with unfamiliar markings
Unusual funnel shaped root
Rock Creek Beach looking south

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North end of Roosevelt Beach, Rock Creek, Rocky Knoll

March 29, 2024

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North end of Roosevelt Beach, Rock Creek, Rocky Knoll

November 17, 2022

Yesterday started out as a bright sunny cold day with light wind, changing to a dark cloudy day.

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North end of Roosevelt Beach, Rock Creek, Rocky Knoll

March 11, 2022

25 people, the most I've seen on the beaches yet.

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North end of Roosevelt Beach, Rock Creek, Rocky Knoll

December 30, 2021

Photographed for documentation on five landslides on Rock Creek Beach.

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North end of Roosevelt Beach, Rock Creek, Rocky Knoll

December 30, 2021

Photographed for documentation on five landslides on Rock Creek Beach.

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North end of Roosevelt Beach, Rock Creek, Rocky Knoll

November 10, 2021

Not much access to southside of Rocky Knoll do too tide level.

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North end of Roosevelt Beach, Rock Creek, Rocky Knoll

May 8, 2021

Beach had few visitors.

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decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

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North end of Roosevelt Beach, Rock Creek, Rocky Knoll

April 26, 2021

Except for myself there were people and vehicles only on the north side of Rock Creek which is called Ocean Picnic Beach.

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