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Mile 237 Report
June 9, 2012
Observed retreat of bluff; newly exposed roots and falling trees.
Observed retreat of bluff; newly exposed roots and falling trees. Dozens of plastic bottles with Japanese markings found on beach.
Temperature: 52 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S.
Number of people: 37. Number of dogs: 12. Walking or running: 29. Playing in surf: 8.
Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Styrofoam. Dozens of plastic bottles with Japanese markings and an unusually high amount of styrofoam pieces, white and brown in color.
Beachgrass planting or removal.
Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Visible retreat of solid bluff.
Actions & Comments
Gathered bottles and styrofoam pieces.
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The most heartbreaking part of my mile report today is that I couldn't even walk my entire mile due to shifting sand and the subsequent tide (even though I did this at low tide,) preventing a safe northward walk. I have been walking on this stretch of beach since the early seventies and never-- even five or ten years ago, would you not had adequate distance to walk the beach from the surf to the foredune. I provided on pic looking north on my mile from the top of a revetment that was installed a few years ago, that's the only way I could get a glimpse of it safely.
I learned that two shore structures (stairs built on top of rip-rap) were heavily damaged during a recent storm/tide condition earlier this month.
Beautiful morning on the beach with calm winds and plenty of sun.