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We found some type of plant tuber, four total, North of D Sands. Graffiti was noted on a boulder north of D Sands. Of the dead birds, 51 were south of D Sands, and 10 were north. Most of the birds were up near the bluff or manmade wall. Many were in the wrack line as well which was up near the bluff. They were all Cassin's auklets. Our team collected a 3-gallon bag of marine debris. The items collected will be itemized and posted on the Marine Debris Tracker.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Tide Level: 0.42 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 38. Number of dogs: 7. Walking or running: 38. Sitting: 38. Tidepooling: 9. Other Activities: One person was writing, one taking photographs, one was kite flying, and one child digging and playing with toy vehicle and shovel in the sand.. There was evidence (tire tracks) in the sand from ATVs. We also noted that other people were picking up trash.

Concerns

Fire, Litter, Driftwood removal

Apparent violations: The camp was clear as the sign was posted, and garbage was left behind. One person eas carrying a piece of driftwood..

Vehicles

Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 10.

Notable Wildlife

Sea Anemones:4 Cormorants: 2 Sanderlings: Many Beach hoppers: Many Seagulls: Many Hermit Crabs:2

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 61. All 61 birds were Cassin's Auklets. No bands were noted or seen.

Stranded Marine Mammals

N/A

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

One Jellyfish Sea Pickles: Many

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Wood pieces, Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). Noted: Lots of microplastic pieces in the wrack line.

New Development

Since this is our baseline data, we have taken multiple photos to compare for future observations.

Natural Changes

As this was our first time, it was hard to note changes. Part of the bluff south of D Sands had some small to medium parts of the bluff down It looked like people had been climbing. There was also a memorial with a small sign and flowers.

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Mile 242

February 2, 2024

We found some type of plant tuber, four total, North of D Sands. Graffiti was noted on a boulder north of D Sands. Of the dead birds, 51 were south of D Sands, and 10 were north. Our team collected a 3-gallon bag of marine debris.

Maureen Foelkl

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 242

March 8, 2020

Was a sunny day at the beach today.

Bluewater

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 242

July 21, 2019

I did not get any pictures as my camera is not working correctly at the moment.

Bluewater

Mile 242

February 17, 2019

It was a pretty calm day at the beach.

Bluewater

Mile 242

October 14, 2018

Today was perfect beach weather.

Bluewater

Mile 242

May 26, 2018

It was a nice sunny day even though it was fairly windy.

Bluewater

Mile 242

March 24, 2018

For it being a rainy first day of spring break the beaches were pretty busy.

Bluewater

Mile 242

January 14, 2018

It was very noticable since I surveyed in october that the "D" river was flowing straight into the ocean.

Bluewater