Report Details

Warm windless day. Picked up one sack of trash. Lots of driftwood, lots more bank and dune erosion. No vehicle tracks in prohibited area, even though sign down.

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy.

Human Activities

Number of people: 9. Number of dogs: 5. Walking or running: 9. Other Activities: One person walking and practicing swinging a num chuk.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 6. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 4.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. Gull sp.

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. dead, scavenged, apparent Harbor Seal

Driftline Content

Shells, Wood pieces, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam. lots of wood

Natural Changes

Major cracks appearing in bluffs, Erosion of vegetated foredune, Visible retreat of solid bluff.

Actions & Comments

2 tame rabbits on access road, grazing and begging from beachgoers

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