Report Details

A typical winter day...rain and mild wind.  Lots of logs in the upper zones in the north part of the mile, mixed with large sand deposits and logs, with some human made wood pieces and microplastics. No beach birds or mammals found.  Lots of sea lion action in the bay to the north jetty counted about 10 sea lions, but can't count it officially as it isn't strictly part of the mile.

Conditions

Temperature: 43 F. Cloud Cover: Rain. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 0.6 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 2. Surfing: 2. 4 cars parked in parking area next to south jetty....but only saw 2 people surfing the entire walk.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 4.

Notable Wildlife

20 snowy plovers towards south of mile in suf line appx 50 gulls in surf line middle of mile

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

1 Rat fish

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.).

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Visible retreat of solid bluff.

Actions & Comments

Just the changes one would see from summer to winter and approching spring. Large log and sand deposits and erosion of foredunes.

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log build up north part of mile
deposit of logs
human produced debris
microplastics
human manufactured debris
trash
plastic bottle litter
foredune erosion
foredune erosion
mile post 61A shows erosion of what used to be a smooth trail top the beach

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