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Mile 220 Report
August 22, 2015
The beach is very sandy, covering large rocks that are visible in the winter months.
The beach is very sandy, covering large rocks that are visible in the winter months. Very little plastic or man made objects noted on this trip. This beach does not have a large number of people on it. Today I counted 15 people and only one group had put down a blanket and supplies for beach play. We did see a lot of mussel shells with barnacles on them in the drift line. We also saw what looks like broken up jelly fish. Kelp and other algae were evident as well. The biggest physical change was that the creek coming in at the north end of our mile has changed course somewhat and moved south along the beach and curving to the west to the ocean. See Photo
Temperature: 65 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 2.9 feet.
Number of people: 15. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 15. Playing in sand: 2. Sitting: 1.
Cars/trucks parking: 2.
Lots of gulls but no other species found.
Total dead birds: 3.
Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells, Small rocks.
Erosion of vegetated foredune. creek has changed route, swinging south then out to sea.
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A large amount of debris, 7 large wood/foam panels and lots of pieces of all sizes of foam.
New sign up at the Schooner South beach access off 68th St warning of Contaminated waters.
Started off chilly but the sun was shining and it was a gorgeous day on 220!
Continued changes on 220 due to the rains, high tides and normal loss of sand in winter.
Including photos of a black plastic pipe sticking out of Mile 220 bluff and odd milky fluid coming out of bluff and over rocks.