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A normal winter day on Mile 200. We had a high low tide of 3., lots of large plastics, plastic bottles/debris, light rain, and lots of natural beach erosion from previous high tides. It was nice to see the stream changed pathways back to where it was before,instead of almost blocking the entrance to the park.

Conditions

Temperature: 41 F. Cloud Cover: Rain. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 3.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 2. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 2.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

Gulls

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 3. Unknown small black and white.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Visible retreat of solid bluff. The stream that changed course this last year at the entrance to Patterson State park, ha now gone back to its previous path way to ocean. It is now a straight path to the ocean.

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Big Stump Beach, south Patterson SP

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