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Mile 196 Report
December 13, 2007
A cool drizzly day with surprisingly little animate life about apart from a little lady gathering shells and a bald eagle circling off shore.
A cool drizzly day with surprisingly little animate life about apart from a little lady gathering shells and a bald eagle circling off shore. Except for the presence of numerous large logs, the beach was also swept clean by recent storms. The rough sea and capricious rogue waves continued to carry away sand from the bare basement rocks. Little to report in the way of development or serious problems.
Temperature: 48 F. Cloud Cover: Rain. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: W. Tide Level: 7.0 feet.
Number of people: 1. Deserted beach except for one older lady gathering shells and rocks.
Cars/trucks parking: 1.
Exceptionally few sea-birds. A bald eagle was circling off shore, near a spot where eagles nested 5 years ago.
Total dead birds: 2. 2 Brandt's Cormorants with leg tags from a survey 2 days earlier
Numerous logs including 5 poles from an earlier spill
Erosion of vegetated foredune, Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Evidence of wave overtopping. basement rock uncovered
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Considering the strong tides of winter and some recent westerly winds debris on the beach is relatively light.