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There were 11 people including 2 babies enjoying the sunny weather, walking and sitting, with 3 dogs running (chasing gulls). There was a beach hut made of driftwood just south of Moore Creek. The driftline included a few jellies, large driftwood, marine plastic debris, kelp and a large broken-up couch and sheets of green foam. A total of 8 dead birds, mostly murres and a rhino auklet, was more than usual. Large rocks, recent sandfalls and a chunk of the cliff have recently fallen, indicating active erosion. The beach was mostly sandy, as the winter storms had not yet exposed the underlying cobbles and bedrock. Except for the erosion, debris and the beach hut nothing unusual was noted.

Conditions

Temperature: 47 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SE. Tide Level: 3.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 11. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 8. Sitting: 3.

Concerns

Climbing bluffs/seastacks

Notable Wildlife

Many gulls and a pelican, house finches (5)

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 8. 6 Common murres, 1 Rhino auklet, 1 unknown (orange feet, no head)

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Few dried jellyfish, unidentified

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Styrofoam, Wood pieces. Broken-up couch and sheets of foam

Natural Changes

Major cracks appearing in bluffs, Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Visible retreat of solid bluff, Landslides/major boulder falls.

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December 20, 2023

A new house is being built just south of Grant Creek near an unstable portion of the bluff (picture attached). A new railing installed along a section of riprap (picture attached). A large rock field is exposed along this section (picture attached). Several small slide/slough areas apparent associated with the rains earlier in the month.

Phil Barbour

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March 15, 2023

A few small slumps and sloughs in the past few months.

PhilBSB

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December 29, 2021

New sections of beach cliff slides 

dougdawson

Mile 212

October 9, 2021

Two locations with various degrees of erosion.

PhilBSB

Mile 212

July 15, 2021

dougdawson

Mile 212

April 21, 2021

A few new drainage pipes and a new cement walkway onto the beach at the south end of the Surfland development.

PhilBSB

Mile 212

January 21, 2021

Huge Sand erosion centered around South Beach Day use area.

dougdawson

Mile 212

December 25, 2020

Quiet day on the beach, Christmas and a rain/wind storm approaching.

PhilBSB