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A much different scene than what we saw in April.Presumably the multiple piles of kelp are a result of the recent storm. Purple sand dollar and 2 dead birds (gull & murre). Erosion in one area very interesting since appearing in a stepped process (see photo). Barnacles on a styrofoam block and small wood pieces covered with hydroids. 2 plastic bucket lids & part of a plastic bucket also found.

Human Activities

Number of people: 17. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 15. Playing in surf: 2. People just walking on the beach, enjoying the day/weather.

Concerns

Litter

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

One purple live sand dollar along with one dead sand dollar (haven't seen sand dollars before in our mile)

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. One gull which looked like it had been eaten. A dead murre (see photo) which was in excellent condition.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. Lots of dead small crabs & not molts.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt). Barnacles on styrofoam block; wood pieces covered with hydroids. Lots of kelp piles.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Visible retreat of solid bluff. Erosion still continuing south of Henderson Creek in the areas formerly reported as erosion concerns.

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