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Due to constraints, I had to do my mile at almost high tide. I saw 5 people including two small children, 2 dogs, and a lot of accumulated flotsam and jetsam. Some domestic plastic and glass bottles, many with Japanese manufacturers names on them. I found two dead birds and an unidentifiable carcass at the very start of my mile. Compared to the usual windswept appearance of this stretch of beach, there was a lot to look at. 2 weeks ago there were a lot of jellies washed up, evenly spaced at 1 every 3 or 4 feet in the tide line. Today, I only saw one jelly, very few crab shells, and lots and lots of kelp. The high tides and rough weather has knocked down a set of stairs, and has caused some predictable erosion along the mile, but nothing remarkable.

Conditions

Temperature: 40 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 8.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 5. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 5. Individual walking with golf club, hitting ball up and down beach. Small family walking with dogs. They picked up after their dogs and packed out trash.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. 1 Pelican, 1 unidentified (see photo)

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. unidentifiable (see photo). Carcass approx 30"x18".

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Shells, Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces. heavy accumulation, many new logs, trees, root wads.

Natural Changes

Unusually high tides have been washing into dunes and bluffs, with the expected results. Some private beach access structures have been lost or broken, e.g. stairs, etc

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Mile 199

December 8, 2023

It was a gorgeous sunny day after all the rain. The barnacle log that I have been observing for months is still on the beach.

Sandra Mathis

Mile 199

September 4, 2023

MathisS

Mile 199

June 26, 2023

Clean beach, no changes noted.

MathisS

Mile 199

March 18, 2023

13 people and 2 dogs on my mile.

MathisS

Mile 199

February 9, 2023

Barnacle log in same location.

MathisS

Mile 199

February 2, 2023

These have not been the highest waves of the storm season so far but they are still moving rock and scouring sand from the base of un-rip rapped foredune.

seagazer

Mile 199

December 30, 2022

I was unable to walk the entire mile.

MathisS

Mile 199

December 15, 2022

Gorgeous sunny day.

MathisS