Report Details

Many beachgoers out early for the low tide.

Conditions

Temperature: 58 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: -1.2 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 46. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 22. Sitting: 8. Other Activities: 17 clamming. Access via Jump-off-Joe overlook

Concerns

Litter

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

Surprisingly few bird carcasses on beach and no Velellas yet.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. Western Gull

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. Pinniped - old carcass, very little remains and mostly covered with sand

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. Sand crab (Emerita)molts (I presume) very abundant, also small (4 inch) dungeness crab, but to a much lesser extent

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Small rocks. Cement dock section with styrofoam filler, large piece of lumber high on beach

Natural Changes

Jump-off-Joe continues to erode, but not as bad as dramatic as 2006/07 winter.

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