Report Details

The beach showed signs of increased use this summer. There was more litter (still not much), tire tracks on the beach, spray paint on a log and a large wind shelter built with driftwood and nylon rope similar to that found other places on the beach. There were more dead birds than we have seen before.

Conditions

Temperature: 58 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 4.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 16. Number of dogs: 4. Large tire tracks in the sand. Possibly machinery used to form a ramp at the Schooner Creek entrance to improve access to the beach.

Concerns

Litter

Apparent violations: Spray paint on a log..

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3.

Notable Wildlife

Seagulls, invertebrates on the rocks and shallow areas

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 6. Mostly Murres

Driftline Content

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

Man-made Modifications

Entrance at Schooner Creek had been modified for better access.

Natural Changes

Not much change since last winter

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