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Mile 188 Report
June 23, 2017
Tide Level: -1.7 feet.
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Along the North beach at Strawberry Hill, I noticed an area where hundreds upon hundreds of sand crabs were congregating and dying in huge piles. I watched a large number make their way to a location which encompassed aproximately 15 feet and die, some in mid-dig. This area still had a some very shallow pools of water, which is where the sand crabs were heading. It was a bizarre sight. In all my years of walking the beaches, I have never seen anything like this.
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The high surf (even at low tide) made for dramatic conditions during this visit.
Mile 188 has no notable changes since my last visit two months ago.
It was a beautiful day at Mile 188, with the resident harbor seals dozing on the rocks just offshore and many gulls flying around.
There were two mudslides on the north beach, 20-40 yards north of the parking area, that appeared to be recent.
Strawberry Hill is a popular destination for beachcombing and tidepooling.