Report Details

Sunny Day!Beach: Pretty clean beach with 2 exceptions (2 tennis balls on a log and a can, close to north end of mile) otherwise very clean of human debris.  Terrain:  Gradual sloping of dunes next to beach almost complete no sign of sharp edges to dunes meeting the wood or bare as in previous months.  Any logs there are are sitting on top or buried in the sand. Sand Bar:  water separating bar getting longer and wider.Beached Birds:  2 Adult Common Murres, measured and assigned tags #16 and#17. #17 had no neck or head and breastbone was exposed.Found one leg of a Common Murre  separate from body (no sign of body)

Conditions

Temperature: 63 F. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 3.4 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 40. Number of dogs: 5. Walking or running: 26. Playing in surf: 3. Playing in sand: 3. Sitting: 6. Surfing: 2. Vehicles counted are from the South Jetty parking lot on the north end of the mile.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 6.

Notable Wildlife

8 pelicans flying above the Surfline along the north end of the mile.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. Common Murre: AdultsI tagged them #16 and #17

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass.

Natural Changes

Terrain:  Gradual sloping of dunes next to beach almost complete no sign of sharp edges to dunes meeting the wood or bare as in previous months.  Any logs there are are sitting on top or buried in the sand.  Sand Bar:  water separating bar getting longer and wider.

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dune bluffs north end of mile
dune bluffs middle of mile 214
Logs buried north end of mile 214
tennis balls litter north end of mile 214
can litter north end of mile 214
drift line algae almost the length of the mile
sand bar
surfline along the mile
Common Murre beached bird labeled it #16
Common Murre beached bird labeled it#17 missing head and neck and breastbone is bare

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