Report Details

2 pebble beds up drawing many agate hunters. Bluff erosion seems stable but erosion at Ona Beach. where Beaver Creek high and re-routed. Usual black & surf scoters and sanderlings present in winter. Old dead harbor seal washed up. Lots of broken shells in driftline. Few dead gulls.Otherwise storms washed beach clean; much sand gone and bedrock exposed.

Conditions

Temperature: 38 F. Cloud Cover: Rain. Wind Velocity: Strong. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 4.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 26. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 3.

Concerns

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 8.

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. old harbor seal?

Driftline Content

Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces. a lot of broken shells

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Mile 208

May 7, 2020

(This is part two of my report as I divided up the mile into two trips.

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Mile 208

April 28, 2020

The cliff erosion is significant.

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Mile 208

January 19, 2020

Photos show how high the surf got.

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Mile 208

July 10, 2019

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Mile 208

October 16, 2018

Not much happening on this beach except human invasive use (driving on beach)

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Mile 208

August 1, 2018

Ona beach is now buried in sand - come winter this will be pulled off again.

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Mile 208

April 9, 2018

Most notable is the extent to which large chuncks of the cliff have worked loose.

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Mile 208

January 28, 2018

First beach visit after the major storm surges.

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