Report Details

Pebbles/jellies more visible this time. Found one dead sea nettle. More rubbish to be picked up, especially styrofoam. Ocean waves more rigorous in area south of Henderson Creek & calmer as one approached South Beach area.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW.

Human Activities

Number of people: 9. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 9. Other Activities: 2 on horseback; couple walking & pushing baby carriage..

Concerns

Apparent violations: More work in protecting sand dune -- see photo.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Saw no live wildlife

Beached Birds

feathers in seaweed

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. Saw dead sea nettle w/out tentacles; numerous dead jellies

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces. Broken sea stars & clam shells

Man-made Modifications

New riprap or shoreline protection structures. See photo

Natural Changes

Erosion still more in the area south of Henderson Creek

Actions & Comments

It might be good to have a beach clean-up after winter storms in the early part of the next year. Lots of styrofoam. More wood.

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This time I concentrated on the area south of Henderson Creek where there is more activity. Photo submitted, & will be the last one. Beach was quite clean and probably because of the beach clean-up activities the previous Saturday.

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Henderson Creek, South Beach SP south

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Henderson Creek, South Beach SP south

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