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My First Report for this AreaThis seemed like a long stretch of mile, but nice and smooth. About a 3rd into the mile the beach seemed to split into two levels...what I mean is it wasn't completely flat from bare to surf, but had two levels, shown in photos. This stretch of mile has houses all along the upper beach. I did not go over tthe top of the dune with the fence on the north end of the mile, my mistake. In January when I officially start will make sure and do that.4 instances of cups and clothes, but since this my first observation period for this beach it will be interesting to keep watch.3 beached (dead birds) found. 2 Common Murres and a Surf Scoter.   The Surf Scoter was a new find for me. Submitted report to COASST.Directly out from the yellow marker 34A I found a Beached (dead) adult male California Sea Lion. Submitted report to OMMSN.

Conditions

Temperature: 59 F. Tide Level: 5.9 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 136. Number of dogs: 5. Walking or running: 83. Playing in surf: 3. Playing in sand: 16. Sitting: 16. Surfing: 4. Windsurfing: 12. Other Activities: 2 people riding 2 horses.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 43. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 2.

Notable Wildlife

13 gulls 30 pelicans

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 3. 2 Common Murre (I tagged #15,16) 1 Surf Scoter (I tagged #17)

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. 1 beached (dead) Adult Male California Sea Lion Located on the bare up from the surf, directly out from the yellow beach mile marker 37A

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass.

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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

Eric Matthews

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.

MatthewsE

Mile 261

September 4, 2023

Really a great day!

MatthewsE

Mile 261

August 2, 2023

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

MatthewsE

Mile 261

July 11, 2023

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

MatthewsE

Mile 261

June 1, 2023

Beach is very smooth, no berms built up.

MatthewsE

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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