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Over 150 people enjoying the Memorial Day weekend, velella in wrack line, no areas of concern....beach clean of trash

Conditions

Temperature: 59 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 1.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 150. Number of dogs: 50. Walking or running: 60. Playing in surf: 27. Playing in sand: 23. Sitting: 30. Surfing: 10. Fishing: 4. Other Activities: kite flying. 57 people were immediately around beach area at Day Use access.....8 wind tents set up with families, beach blankets out, digging and playing in sand. Could have walked a 100 yards and had a bit of privacy but chose to cluster! The rest of the 100 people were spread out to the jetty, walking and other activities.

Concerns

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 48.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

small Velella along the wrack line, first seen here of the season.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces. Beach surprisingly clean, with all the people

Man-made Modifications

Lots of kids sliding down the sides of the dunes, and folks cutting through the dunes to access the beach

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