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Very windy, cloudy day.  Lots of crab molt throughout the mile.  Wind-made small dunes going from south to north especially in the area south of Henderson Creek which made walking even harder.  Haven't seen such dunes before.  Beach relatively clean -- SOLVE there recently?  Rocks in a couple areas might be erosion-prevention?  2 dead birds covered up by sand.


Temperature: 57 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Strong. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 6.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 12. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 12. Not many walkers, possibly because of weather/strong wind from south/southwest.


Apparent violations: There seemed to be a lot of rock piles by the cliff -- possibly preventing erosion?.


Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

50 gulls

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. Covered up partially with sand. Took photos. One looked like a gull.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Lots of crab molts scattered throughout the mile.

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces. Driftline pretty clean

New Development

Steps down bluff. Previous report showed public hearing sign. Stairway still there.

Man-made Modifications

New riprap or shoreline protection structures. Wondered if rock piles south of Henderson Creek were man-made. See photo.

Natural Changes

Lots of wind-made dunes from south to north on beach. Haven't seen them before.

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