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Beach was quite different with large sand mounds and no stream to cross. Nancy Creek is just a small puddle at base of cliff. Many jellyfish dead on beach. They are in driftline and also up high on beach.

Conditions

Temperature: 68 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: -1.6 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 4. Walking or running: 4. No disturbances

Concerns

Apparent violations: none.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 4. Juvenile Common murre, Common murre, immature gull, possible Whimbrel- just ID by 1 wing and body.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. Millions of jelly fish- do not know what species- small clear, flat disks

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces. Large fish or crab cage. Rectanglar in shape

Natural Changes

Lot of sand blown into hills and valleys. Also Nancy Creek is not running. It is early for this to happen.

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