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We walked the beach after a storm that had 25 - 28 foot waves and 58 mile per hour gusts. The storm surge pushed so much sand onto the beach that it covered the stumps that we'd reported in January, and filled riprap boulders with debris. The stairway to the beach from one hotel was almost obscured from view except for the top 4 or 5 steps.We understand that the tsunami debris is due to arrive on our shores in the spring of 2013. With our finds of the hydrogen peroxide bottle and other plastic bottles of household chemicals with Asian character/lettering, we wonder - how will we know what is tsunami related debris?


Temperature: 40 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 1.2 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 24. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 14. Playing in surf: 4. Sitting: 2.




Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Covey of sandpipers, some crows.

Beached Birds

Three dead birds and many large parts of bird remnants.

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 3.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Styrofoam. Industrial chemical container of H2O2, household debris w/ lettering in Japanese/Chinese characters, nylon rope, electric drill

Natural Changes

Evidence of wave overtopping. Large amounts of sand pushed into riprap boulders and into dune areas. Buried previously exposed stumps.

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