Report Details

Carcasses of a California and a Steller sea lion have been on the beach for more than a week and have been reported. Moderate amounts of marine debris (half--bag collected). Drainage pipes being exposed by erosion and likely to collapse on beach.

Conditions

Temperature: 54 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: -0.6 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 16. Number of dogs: 6. Sitting: 3. Tidepooling: 8. Surfing: 2. Fishing: 3. People enjoying the last day of winter on the beach.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 4.

Notable Wildlife

Aggregating anemones are carpeting the rocks.

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 2. 1 California sea lion and 1 juvenile Steller sea lion have been on the beach for over a week and are rapidly decaying. Has been reported to and ID'd by Jim Rice of the Marine Mammal Institute

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Shells, Small rocks. Only half a bag of trash

Natural Changes

Major cracks appearing in bluffs, Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Visible retreat of solid bluff, Landslides/major boulder falls.

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Mile 220

October 7, 2023

A large amount of debris, 7 large wood/foam panels and lots of pieces of all sizes of foam.

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Mile 220

September 16, 2023

Schooner South's cliffs/bluffs continue to erode.

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Mile 220

July 26, 2023

New sign up at the Schooner South beach access off 68th St warning of Contaminated waters.

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Mile 220

April 28, 2023

No clouds in the sky, what a day on 220!

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Mile 220

February 12, 2023

Started off chilly but the sun was shining and it was a gorgeous day on 220!

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Mile 220

January 19, 2023

Continued changes on 220 due to the rains, high tides and normal loss of sand in winter.

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Mile 220

December 17, 2022

Including photos of a black plastic pipe sticking out of Mile 220 bluff and odd milky fluid coming out of bluff and over rocks.

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Mile 220

October 17, 2022

Very cool jelly on Schooner South today.

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