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Really a great day!  Lots of people, LITTLE TRASH! Only saw 3 instances of litter on the beach for 246 people on a Holiday!  The "two surf zones, from the last couple of months seem to be absent now along the beach (no inland false rivers as in the past), everything pretty much flatening out as for as sand deposition but still can observe two wrack zones. Foredunes, etc. seemed smooth, people are observant of not running up and down the foredunes along the mile.  Everything is looking good.I spent a majority of my time, with a helper, finding Beached Birds, a total of 9. Reported for COASST. 1 Rhinoceros Auklet, 5 Common Murres and 3 Brant's Cormorants. Received a note from COASST that there may be a high amount due to breeding season being over, so it seems to be a normal event.

Conditions

Temperature: 65 F. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 1.3 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 246. Number of dogs: 14. Walking or running: 154. Playing in surf: 15. Playing in sand: 10. Sitting: 37. Surfing: 18. Fishing: 2. Other Activities: 2 bicyclists 8 riding horses.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 142.

Notable Wildlife

5 pelicans and 2 gulls flying

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 9. 1 Rhinoceros Auklet 5 Common Murres 3 Brandt's Cormorants

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells.

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Mile 261

February 7, 2024

A lot of winter damage to the foredunes noted. Construction workers working on the new boat ramp and replacing and relocating some drainage pipes. Photos showing bulldozer shift sand by residence. 1 dory and 3 fishermen getting picked up

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Mile 261

November 3, 2023

Nice 58 degree mild winds.

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Mile 261

October 3, 2023

Weather: Cloudy and Wintery, High tide today 3.

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Mile 261

September 4, 2023

Really a great day!

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Mile 261

August 2, 2023

Drift- Wrack and Surf Zones seem to differ along the beach.

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Mile 261

July 11, 2023

Nice smooth beach Foredunes are nice and smooth, no sharp edges.

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Mile 261

June 1, 2023

Beach is very smooth, no berms built up.

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Mile 261

May 17, 2023

Foredune increasing south of boat ramp, foredune below condominiums continues to sluffing and expose riprap rocks below.

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