Report Details

Very low tide, beach very wide. Pleasant day despite heavy cloud cover, some fog, and light mist at times. Debris on beach was mostly small fragments of plastic, very few bottles or styrofoam pieces which have been common in previous trips. Did find two plastic pallets partially buried in sand at high water mark. These were too large for us to remove. A kind man saw Betty looking for sand dollars and gave her a whole one he had found. Seven people walking on beach, three dogs.

Conditions

Temperature: 40 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: W. Tide Level: 0.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 7. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 7. One person had backpacking tent at upper high tide line. Not sure if they were camping or just resting.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Few gulls feeding at water line.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 3. could not determine species. All had wire ties indicating they had been counted previously.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

One purple sea star on beach, did not appear to have suffered the wasting disease.

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Shells, Wood pieces.

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