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Apparent crab exuvia - lots of Dungeness crab shells along the high-tide line and in the shallow mini-lagoons formed at low tide. Lots of shallow lagoons formed along the beach.  High tide area sloped gradually downward towards the dune line.  

Conditions

Temperature: 65 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 0.7 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 7. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 6. Surfing: 1. Other Activities: Surfer was on a SUP and was surfing. 2 off-leash dogs

Notable Wildlife

Gulls and 4 vultures scavenging at one of the low tide lagoons. 3 brown pelicans flew by low over the surf.

Stranded Marine Mammals

Heard from a neighbor that there was a sea lion pup molting at mile 254 on Friday. He called it into the marine mammal hotline. We did not see it.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration.

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt). Apparent crab exuvia - see photos of Dungeness crab shells in tide lagoons and high tide line.

Natural Changes

lots of shallow lagoons formed along the beach. High tide area sloped gradually downward towards the dune line.

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Beach entrance from Sahhali Shores - looking northwest
Beach entrance from Sahhali Shores - looking east
Beach entrance from Sahhali Shores - looking southwest
Beach entrance from Sahhali Shores - looking south
Beach entrance from Sahhali Shores - looking north
First Lagoon - crab exuvia - lots of shells/molt in a shallow low tide lagoon
High tide line by first lagoon - crab exuvia at high tide line
First Lagoon - crab exuvia - lots of shells/molt in a shallow low tide lagoon
First Lagoon - crab exuvia - lots of shells/molt in a shallow low tide lagoon
Second Lagoon - crab exuvia - lots of shells/molt in a shallow low tide lagoon
First Lagoon - crab exuvia - scavengers - gulls and 3 of 4 vultures
High tide line - crab exuvia near first lagoon

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Mile 255

Kiwanda Beach

May 27, 2024

Again, no evidence of tar washing ashore. Some dead Velella velella skeletons trapped in driftwood.

Garrick Schermer

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Mile 255

Kiwanda Beach

April 2, 2024

Pleasant day, several groups of people enjoying the weather.

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Mile 255

Kiwanda Beach

March 8, 2024

Severe dune erosion causing many large shrubs and trees to fall onto the beach. Previous report in February showed dune cliff stable but receding.

Garrick Schermer

Mile 255

Kiwanda Beach

February 4, 2024

Large dead tree on the water line.

Garrick Schermer

Mile 255

Kiwanda Beach

July 23, 2023

Apparent crab exuvia - lots of Dungeness crab shells along the high-tide line and in the shallow mini-lagoons formed at low tide.

SchermerSG

Mile 255

Kiwanda Beach

May 24, 2023

Juvenile bald eagle flew northbound just before the sighting of the gull.

SchermerSG

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Mile 255

Kiwanda Beach

April 14, 2023

Very lovely weather and isolated beach.

SchermerSG

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Mile 255

Kiwanda Beach

March 16, 2023

Beautiful day, beach very wide and clean.

bballentine