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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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Mile 255

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Mile 255

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

May 24, 2023

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

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Mile 255

April 14, 2023

Very lovely weather and isolated beach.

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Mile 255

March 16, 2023

Beautiful day, beach very wide and clean.

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Mile 255

January 19, 2023

Found one water bottle in driftwood.

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Mile 255

November 9, 2022

We have been monitoring this section of beach for over 10 years now.

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Mile 255

April 17, 2022

Infestation of crab parts in one stretch of beach.

AngeloL