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Mile 229 Report
June 19, 2007
A local beach cleanup was held on Sunday, June 17, so there is very little to report in the way of debris in the cove.
A local beach cleanup was held on Sunday, June 17, so there is very little to report in the way of debris in the cove. Most of the logs that had come in over the past quarter were cut and burned, with a few purposely left on the beach, including the douglas fir log that was the topic of some discussion in April. Most logs are burned to keep them from washing up into the creeks that empty into the cove, which would disrupt creek water flows and possibly create flooding. Very few people in this area have wood burning fireplaces; most have gas fireplaces to avoid air pollution. A summary of the contact with the Coast Guard and Custom Agent regarding the douglas fir log in the cove was submitted in April, 2007. The only photo of interest I took was the one taken June 11 of the seafoam along the water line (responding to the sighting by Kitty Brigham). An attempt to upload the photo to the CW web site was not successful (rejected due to size). Also sent a photo of the douglas fir log in April, responding to a request by Curtis Ebbesmeyer.------------
Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 1.3 feet.
Number of people: 2. Walking or running: 2. Playing in sand: 5.
Seagulls (several)Geese (two adults, 3 goslings)
Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells. Unusual amount of nutrient content in foam seen last week.
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News of a dead sea lion was circulating in our community of Little Whale Cove the week of July 11.
Mile # 229 consists of a rocky basalt coastline which rises approximately 50-70 feet from the ocean, making the area close to the ocean inaccessible.
Observed young Black Oystercatcher and parent on the rocks near the whale watching platform.
Pictures were taken from a central point along mile 229 looking to the north and south
MP229 Description90% of the mile is a pillow basalt headland rising approximately 50 feet above mean sea level.