Report Details

A number of people on the beach, no major concerns. Large amount of small plastic debris and pine needles in wrack line. Shoreline erosion evident- two small pines down. 2 dead birds/ possibly young gulls.


Temperature: 45 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light.

Human Activities

Number of people: 14. Number of dogs: 8. Walking or running: 9. Other Activities: 3 sitting on logs and 1 riding a bike on the beach.


Apparent violations: none.


Cars/trucks parking: 6.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. No brownish could be young gulls

Driftline Content

Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea). Lots of pine needles and miscellaneous tiny plastic pieces but no large tsunami related debris noted

Man-made Modifications


Natural Changes

Visible retreat of solid bluff. two small pine trees down

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June 26, 2023

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