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Began our walk as usual at the Shops at Salishan. Bright, sunny day with surprisingly few folks on the beach (six). Rescued a stranded Ochre star and noted a few dead Moon jellies. Collected quite a bit of trash for 3/4 of a mile; couldn't finish the last 1/4 as we had no more room in our bags. Unfortunately, we had to walk past numerous plastic bottles! (We'll get them next walk.) After dropping the trash at the Salishan Boat Ramp, we walked north on the estuary side to check on the "Don't Harass" signage. It's still there, but is showing some wear and tear. I'll report this to Jim Rice (I believe he's the contact.) The Harbor seals showed no signs of distress, but did note our presence. We also noticed a Marbled godwit on the estuary side.

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: N.

Human Activities

Number of people: 6. Walking or running: 6.

Concerns

Litter

Notable Wildlife

Marbled Gotwit, Harbor Seals, Ochre Star

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 3. Two gulls and one unknown almost completely buried in the sand. Most probably remains from a few months ago.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Dead Moon jellies.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Wood pieces.

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