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This winter's erosion of the uplifted basalt near the end of 245 is interesting in the effect: usually the cliff is fairly smooth, now there are spines and depressions. The bridge between the basalt and the igneous outcropping has further eroded; it may not be more than another two or three years when the rock will stand separate from the basalt from the midpoint up.The jellies were obviously only just stranded. I put a few in tidepools but they only sank to the bottom. What's the general wisdom on this type of stranding? Leave them, put them in tidepools, put them in the surfline?

Conditions

Temperature: 65 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: -1.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 94. Number of dogs: 15. Walking or running: 64. Photography: 2. Tidepooling: 14. Other Activities: 12- High School class outing.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 26. RVs/Buses parking: 3.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. The drift line of the immediately receding tide had just stranded several dozen brown jellies averaging 3" in diameter in a 200 ft swath. Estimated count 120.

Driftline Content

Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Wood pieces.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Visible retreat of solid bluff.

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Mile 245

January 23, 2024

After king tides and heavy surf, most of the usual driftwood was up nearer the bank along with minimal bull kelp.

Lisa Bizon-Carroll

Mile 245

November 18, 2023

The beach mile varied quite a bit - with the south (less traveled) section with darkened sands and clear of most debris while the north end, with more visitors, was covered in stones with more small debris (esp.

LisaBC

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 245

November 17, 2023

Just wanted to say there have been a lot of brown pelicans this season, more than I've ever seen, and I'm wondering if they will stay for the winter?

TerryH

Mile 245

September 29, 2023

Less tourist traffic.

LisaBC

Mile 245

September 21, 2023

Lazy, late summer day on Road End beach.

TerryH

Mile 245

August 14, 2023

Busy day at 245.

LisaBC

Mile 245

July 7, 2023

Dead elephant seal pup.

TerryH

Mile 245

June 26, 2023

Beach was cleaner than observered previously - paper and plastic most prevalent however.

LisaBC