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I walked south from Surfland subdivision to the south end of Pacific Shores subdivision. I noticed many small fresh landslides. These slides were filled with fossils. There are numerous drain pipes protruding from cliff face with running water. Certain areas of the cliff face is being eroded from the top and other areas from underneath. I met a man named Adrian who was picking up trash Adrian said he had been doing this for 20 years along this streatch of beach. I also met a couple that was looking for dead birds for an ongoing 25 year study. I noticed a very large tangle (aproximately 30 feet) of kelp that was complete from holdfasts to floats. There were several dead jelly fish, some crab shells and scattered driftwood and rocks. The 2 creeks on the north and south ends of Pacific Shores Subdivision were jammed with large pieces of drift wood.

Conditions

Temperature: 62 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 8.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 8. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 6. Other Activities: man picking up trash, and a couple for dead bird study. One man throwing a ball for his dog. A couple of people were looking for dead birds for an ongoing study.

Concerns

Driftwood removal

Apparent violations: auto tire tracks and chain saw activity on driftwood.

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3.

Notable Wildlife

There was one flock of sanderlings feeding at water line

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Shells, Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces. one old tire filled with styrofoam

New Development

Drainage pipes.

Man-made Modifications

riprap below a few homes

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls. many small landslides below houses in Pacific Shores

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This is my first walk along 212.

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Holiday Beach north, Moore Creek, Grant Creek

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