Report Details

We have been monitoring this section of beach for over 10 years now. In that time we have seen a great reduction in the amount of trash on the beach. In the early years we would fill large trash bags with styrofoam, glass and plastic bottles, shoes and flip-flops, fishing net and rope segments, and other debris. In recent years we have rarely filled a small garbage bag with trash. On this visit the most common item picked up was the cap from plastic water bottles.

Conditions

Temperature: 41 F. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: W. Tide Level: 8.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 2. Walking or running: 2.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 3.

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 2. 2 dead sea lions on beach. Also skeleton of a vertebrate size of a sea lion.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt).

Actions & Comments

Slope of beach very gradual making foredune appear to be lower than in other seasons.

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