Report Details

Lots of agate hunters for this minus tide event (-0.34 at 11:40 a.m.) on Mother's Day. A few children (4) a few dogs (3) no major issues, little trash, gray whales visible just beyond surf zone.

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 0.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 34. Number of dogs: 4. Playing in sand: 3. Tidepooling: 6. Fishing: 1. Report for Fogarty Creek State Park. Boiler Bay State Park had school bus and 10 other vehicles in parking lot.1 vehicle in parking area just N of Boiler Bay St. Park where bakery used to be. 1 person using coastal trail N. of Boiler Bay State Park. Work on bridge has had S. side access to beach at Fogarty Creek closed for 2 months. But clearly marked detour to get people over the small footbridges to N. side entrance.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 21.

Notable Wildlife

2 gray whales spouting just beyond surf zone. Performing oyster catcher survey for USFWS from N. of Whale Cove to Fishing Rock Headline. At least 5th year doing this.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. Some Velella velella, but not as much as on beaches by Beverly Beach, offshore rocks probably interrupt drift.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Small rocks. A lot of sand on the beach, little bedrock, only a little algae

Natural Changes

Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Visible retreat of solid bluff. this winter has continued the erosion of the bluffs, but no major storms

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May 10, 2015

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April 25, 2015

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June 16, 2014

20 people were on Fogarty Beach, most agate hunting.

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