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Final low tide of the summer brought lots of people to the beach at this early hour.  Lots of people rock collecting, some fishing and lots of great tide pools.  There are large sand banks all along the beach and many rocks and rock fields visible on past visits, are no longer visible.  I noted small shrimp like crustaceans all along the drift line along with lots of crab casings.  I also saw a small flock of guillemots on the far end of the beach.  They were quite vocal.  The marine layer rolled in and out for the two hours I was on the beach.  

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Foggy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: -1.3 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 21. Number of dogs: 5. Walking or running: 13. Fishing: 2.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 9.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. Shrimp like creatures (see pictures) all along the drift line.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt).

Natural Changes

Large sand banks visible all along the beach. Very few exposed rocks or rock fields that I've noted previously are visible.

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