Report Details

A fair number of beachgoers despite the light rain. Lots of surfgrass and mole crabs (Emerita) in driftline. New trail on bluff north of Jump off Joe becoming well used.

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Rain. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 3.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 25. Number of dogs: 5. Walking or running: 22. Other Activities: 3. Fair number of beachgoers despite the constant drizzle. Day before (Saturday) was very nice weather and trash from one campfire party remained that we cleaned up

Concerns

Litter

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 9.

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. Few remains of a harbor seal high on the beach. Not fresh, mostly decomposed.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Wood pieces.

Man-made Modifications

Dune modification/removal. A new, very prominent trail down one section of bluff about 100 yards north of Jump off Joe

Natural Changes

Chronic erosion of Jump off Joe

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