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Mile 213 Report
November 5, 2019
A very cold, foggy windy day.
A very cold, foggy windy day. A new sign at Surfland's access to beach warning about slippery mud. Probably put there after accidents. It can be hard to use that access due to rocks and large concrete blocks.
Temperature: 49 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 1.3 feet.
Number of people: 4. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 4.
Apparent violations: Vehicle tracks in the sand but probably made by the South Beach Park Ranger's vehicle..
Cars/trucks parking: 2.
40 birds were seen -- the usual gulls and small shorebirds. Nothing notable.
Total dead birds: 1. Dead bird was almost covered over by sand. Too decomposed to identify although size/dark plumage didn't belong to a gull.
Dead Fish or Invertebrates
Unusual concentration. Concentration of dead crabs in area close to Surfland housing development's beach access. There may have been some molts but entire small crab bodies present. See photo of one area.
There are always large areas with wood/trees in the driftline which may help to prevent erosion. Broken shells present but not in unusual concentrations.
Steps down bluff. The new house has a path leading to the beach. There is now another house behind this one which may have been there before but not seen.
Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Erosion of vegetated foredune. The eroded area south of Henderson Creek may be in the same condition as reported before. "Bleached" trees though looked new.
Actions & Comments
no action taken
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We usually access the beach via an entry at Surfland which hasn't been easy in the past.
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