Report Details

Large driftwood flows interspersed with human trash covered most of the beach. Additional plastic and styrofoam were visible bobbing in the waves during my survey. A nearly windless, balmy, early spring day, punctuated with sunbreaks and the skitterings of Sanderlings.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Tide Level: 8.6 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 8. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 5. Playing in surf: 2. Surfing: 1.

Concerns

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 9.

Notable Wildlife

Many Sanderlings, Rough Legged Hawk hunting

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. 2 Western Grebes, obviously starved to death

Driftline Content

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

Natural Changes

Evidence of wave overtopping.

Actions & Comments

Natural Driftline Content: Goose barnacle polyps r, Pacific Razor Clam a, Driftwood a, Expanded Macoma r, Nuttal's Cockle r, Flat-tip Piddock r, Green False Jingle r, California Softshell Clam o, California Mussel r, Dungeness Crab molt o, Butter Clam o, Bull Kelp o, Rockweed r, Eel Grass o, Small Perennial Kelp r, European Beachgrass a. a=abundant, c=common, o=occasional, r=rareHuman Related Driftline Content: Science & Industry A, Household E, Parks, Protection and Land Management 0. L=low A=average H=high E=extreme

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June 22, 2021

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June 22, 2021

Nice calm foggy day.

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June 30, 2020

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February 17, 2019

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July 15, 2018

Nice sunny day.

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