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A warm foggy day on Ocean Beach brought out lots of walkers enjoying the day.  There are numerous sand dunes on the beach.  The caves mid beach are almost completely filled with sand.  Most dunes are under 6 feet high.  The debris line from mid beach to the north end was filled with a large concentration of jellies of all sizes.  Most were less than 3 inches but some were as large as 10 inches across.  The water was full of them as well.  I also noted several palm kelp in the debris line.  I also noted that the stairs leading to the beach are now covered with graffiti.  On a positive note, I didn't find any trash on this trip.

Conditions

Temperature: 64 F. Cloud Cover: Foggy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 3.9 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 21. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 19. Playing in surf: 2. A warm foggy day on Ocean Beach brought out lots of walkers enjoying the day.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 11.

Notable Wildlife

The debris line was full of various sizes of jellies. There were hundreds.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. Enganglement: 1. I filed a Beached Bird report with COASST

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass. Hundreds of jellies

Natural Changes

The sand is back on Ocean Beach. There were several large dunes present and sand has filled most of the caves mid beach.

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