Report Details

The deserted beach and bay areas were covered with debris: impressive driftwood flows interspersed with human trash and European beach grass. Plastic, plastic, plastic!! Western Gulls staggered along both the shore and their dining table- full of rotting Harbor Seal. Wind driven hail, high waves, and rain. Lovely.

Conditions

Temperature: 45 F. Cloud Cover: Rain. Wind Velocity: Strong. Wind Direction: SW.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Western Gull mob feeding on dead Harbor Seal. Crows waiting for their turn to feast.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. 1 Western Grebe1 Common Murre

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. 1 decomposing Harbor Seal in the driftwood stacks below the housing area on the State Park side of the mile.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, 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: Butter Clam c, Razor Clam c, Nuttall's Cockle o, Bull Kelp o, Small Perennial Kelp r, European Beachgrass c, driftwood a. a=abundant, c=common, o=occasional, r=rare.Human related driftline content: Science and Industry A, Household E, Parks/Protection/Land Management 0. L=low

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June 22, 2021

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February 17, 2019

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July 15, 2018

Nice sunny day.

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