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Mile 247 Report
June 1, 2011
I noted the average in my report, as my walks are frequent, but my reports are few.
I noted the average in my report, as my walks are frequent, but my reports are few. Have misplaced my log-on identity, so created a new one this afternoon, in order to submit this report.
Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 3.0 feet.
Number of people: 75. Number of dogs: 3. Usually, I visit with some of the folks on the beach, answering their questions, discussing their adventure and suggesting places or activities to enrich their stay. Wednesday, I met a young man and his (about) 2 year old daughter. She had built the marvelous sand villege that I had just been admiring. Her grandmother (at that moment engaged in her own adventure) had helped her.
Apparent violations: none.
a flock of muirs flew in formation just offshore
Total dead birds: 1. common muir
Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Small rocks. My stretch has been comparatively clear since the big waves
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This CoastWatch survey was conducted by Sitka Team member Nancy and 4 members of the Sitka Center 2024 resident cohort: Thomas, Erin, Christian and Fran.
Sitka Center for Art and Ecology team members Nancy and Alison conducted this CoastWatch survey.
During this survey there were no visible Ochre Sea Stars in the rocky habitat at the south end of Mile 247.
As stated above, notable wildlife on the estuary side of the sand spit included 2 herons, 1 harbor seal and many small (approx.
The group of 6 survey participants consisted of Sitka Center & CoastWatch staff, and community members.
The site was accessed by kayak and the survey team walked around the north end of the sand spit to the ocean side of the monitored mile.
This survey was conducted by Sitka Center Team Members Nancy, Sadie and Cole.