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I was in Africa most of August .. The sand did not come entirely back in this summer. But several substantial sand castles since Labor Day and "forts" made of driftwood! Beaver Creek down to ~6 foot diameter and ankle deep reaching ocean. 4 brown pelicans flew north. Report at 9:30 am but returned to beach at 7:30 pm to note campfire and a lone great blue heron further south.

Conditions

Temperature: 62 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 0.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 19. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 4. Playing in surf: 2. Kayaking: 1. Fishing: 11. did not check Ona Beach parking area this time

Concerns

Fire, Litter

Apparent violations: too much dumping of tree trunks branches stumps over bluff for my taste. Brush too. And cultivated flowers are blooming.

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3.

Notable Wildlife

1 great blue heron old sea palmsold bull kelp full of sand hoppers4 brown pelicans flying

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. cormorant

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. razor clams dungeness pieces more than usual plastics

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May 7, 2020

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

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April 28, 2020

The cliff erosion is significant.

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January 19, 2020

Photos show how high the surf got.

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July 10, 2019

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October 16, 2018

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

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August 1, 2018

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

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April 9, 2018

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

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January 28, 2018

First beach visit after the major storm surges.

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