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For the first time, no dead birds or mammals seen, but many dead fish at the wrack line today. They were each about 18-22 inches long, in various stages of decomposition, being feasted upon by seagulls. Very rough count from NW 34th to NW 30th St would be about 3 dozen fish. Concentration of them thinned further south, with few seen closer to NW 15th St.

Conditions

Temperature: 48 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 1.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 20. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 14. Sitting: 3. Tidepooling: 3. Other Activities: 2 of the "being active" people were collecting rocks. The 3 "enjoying" people were sitting in vehicles on the beach in allowed area.. Strong smell of diesel north of NW 15th Street access (4 vehicles on beach)

Concerns

Litter, People/dogs/vehicles in closure areas

Apparent violations: 2 separate sheets of plastic trash Tire tracks entering beach at Wecoma/NW 34th St entrance but no vehicle seen there (closure area).

Vehicles

Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 4.

Notable Wildlife

Saw only gulls today. They were largely near the wrack line feasting on the dead fish.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. Many (maybe 3 dozen?) dead fish in various stages of decomposition on wrack line, esp near NW 34th St and decreasing concentration moving south. Fish type unknown, see photos. About 18-22 inches long. Seagulls feasting.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Wood pieces, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). Ocean based debris just the fish

Man-made Modifications

Graffiti formerly at NW 21st St entrance has been painted over

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