Report Details

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.

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 3.0 feet.

Human Activities

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.

Concerns

Apparent violations: none.

Notable Wildlife

a flock of muirs flew in formation just offshore

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. common muir

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Small rocks. My stretch has been comparatively clear since the big waves

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All Mile 247 Reports

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Mile 247

January 19, 2024

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.

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Mile 247

December 21, 2023

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology team members Nancy and Alison conducted this CoastWatch survey.

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Mile 247

October 30, 2023

During this survey there were no visible Ochre Sea Stars in the rocky habitat at the south end of Mile 247.

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Mile 247

September 14, 2023

As stated above, notable wildlife on the estuary side of the sand spit included 2 herons, 1 harbor seal and many small (approx.

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Mile 247

August 2, 2023

The group of 6 survey participants consisted of Sitka Center & CoastWatch staff, and community members.

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Mile 247

July 19, 2023

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.

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Mile 247

May 30, 2023

This survey was conducted by Sitka Center Team Members Nancy, Sadie and Cole.

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Mile 247

April 26, 2023

We observed quite a few birds, a dead sea lion, a dead starfish and conducted an MDMAP survey for the NOAA program.

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