Report Details

3 dead murres were identified at Cobble Beach. 2 of the remains appeared to be chicks and 1 of them was tagged by COASST. It was relatively calm for a Friday afternoon, as there weren't many visitors at either of the beaches.

Conditions

Temperature: 59 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 5.4 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 37. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 30. Playing in sand: 2. Sitting: 7.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 26.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 4. 3 dead common murres and 1 dead gull. 1 of the dead murre had a tag on its leg from a previous assessment from COASST. Tag number was 5

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.).

Actions & Comments

Relatively calm day at the beaches with low foot traffic. Spoke with 1upset visitor at Cobble Beach for a few minutes about news of fecal matter contamination at Seal Rock.

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