Report Details

No evidence of tempary streams and berms created in the surf zone from previous months...all smooth surf zone. Barrier dunes smooth and slop gradually. Plant growth more evident at base of dunes.I beached (dead) sub adult California Sea Lion. No evidence of injury. Backed was stripped (evenly) of fur, suggesting it may not have been an animal that did it. Reported the find to the Oregon Marine Mammal Network.For COASST Found 2 beached (dead) birds. Common Murre.

Conditions

Temperature: 61 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Tide Level: 4.2 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 12. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 8. Playing in surf: 1. Playing in sand: 1. Sitting: 1. Surfing: 1.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 9.

Notable Wildlife

2 gulls flying, 2 cormorants flying, 27 crows foraging

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. Common Murre

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. Dead- sub adult male California Sea Lion

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells.

Natural Changes

More plant growth at the base of the barrier dunes. Dunes are smooth and gradual slopping.

Report Images

surf line southern end of mile 214....no evidence of temporary streams or berms
Drift wood burried in the sand
Plants have really taken root at the bottom of the dunes in the Bare and Wood zones
Common Murre #1 tagged it #23
Common Murre #2 tagged it #25
Moon Jelly? size of a dinner plate
sub adult male California Sea Lion
sub adult male California Sea Lion

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