Report Details

Very quiet day, only one person on beach other than us. Gulls, crows, and sanderlings seen. Some very large drifts of Velella velella in several areas, smaller numbers scattered along whole mile. Beach area quite wide. South end of mile very clean but north end had several plastic fishing floats, one with Chinese characters. One large (5' x 4" approx.) plastic hatch and two smaller plastic tote lids. Found a glass vodka bottle with Cyrillic labels, probably Ukrainian. Only a small amount of styrofoam and plastic bottles.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 0.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 1. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 1.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. Large drifts of Velella velella in places along beach.

Driftline Content

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

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