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A beautiful day at the beach. It was great seeing so many peeople out enjoying the coast in a variety of ways. There were a lot of crab molts in the driftline and a few dead birds. Also many visitors on the mile today playing in and out of the water. 

Conditions

Temperature: 81 F. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 6.6 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 108. Number of dogs: 14. Walking or running: 33. Playing in surf: 9. Playing in sand: 25. Sitting: 33. Photography: 2. Surfing: 5. Fishing: 1.

Concerns

Litter

Apparent violations: little plastics in dunes.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 16.

Notable Wildlife

on a return trip 8/30, I saw a sea lion resting at low tide. There are now signs just south of the south jetty requesting people stay away from sea lions and seals.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces. lots of crab molts

New Development

It looks like someone might have constructed a sort of volley ball net? Pictures included

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