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Lots of people enjoying Ocean Beach on this warm day.  Lots of sand lance burrowing, un-burrowing, dead and dying along the surf line.  There was a bald eagle walking along eating them the entire time we were at the beach, about 2 hours.  Noticed 2 gapers burrowing into the sand.  Large flocks of cormorants and surf scooters right off the beach.  There was only one rock field on the beach compared to other visits.  Very few exposed rocks.  The waterfall at mid beach is still flowing.

Conditions

Temperature: 61 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: W. Tide Level: 0.4 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 29. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 18. Tidepooling: 5. Fishing: 2. Lots of people enjoying the Ocean Beach on this warm day.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 14. RVs/Buses parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

Lots of sand lance burrowing, un-burrowing, dying and dead along the surf line. A bald eagle was eating them the entire time we were at the beach, about 2 hours. Large flocks of cormorants and surf scooters right off beach.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. Sand lance all along the beach at the surf line. Some burrowing, un-burrowing, dead and dying.

Driftline Content

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

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