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Christmas Day, 2021, quiet, partly cloudy with rain promised. Signficant amount of styrofoad packing pieces, easily enough for a couple of large trash bags, lots of plastic, bottles, caps, wrappers, mystery pieces of plastic. This has been apparent the last couple of weeks and continues. Large dead sea lion next to cliff between Nordic Inn and NW 15th street, there more than 10 days. Significantly more dead birds than usual these last couple of weeks. Easily 20 or more on the mile today. No fresh bodies.


Temperature: 41 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 4.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 67. Number of dogs: 19. Walking or running: 67.



Apparent violations: Significantly more trash, plastics and foam packing pieces than usual..


Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 7.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 20.

Driftline Content

Wood pieces, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam.

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