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Found a large decomposing sea lion today almost at the forest line. It looks like it had come to rest there on its own power and died where it stopped well past the high tide mark.

Conditions

Temperature: 58 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 3.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 5. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 4. Playing in surf: 1. Sitting: 4. Surfing: 1. There is still a large treehouse that is maintained along the northern edge of mile 269

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 6.

Notable Wildlife

Great Blue Heron

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. Seagull

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. Large Sea Lion. Decomposed at least a week.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Lots of Jellyfish

Driftline Content

Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Wood pieces.

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Mile 269

February 2, 2019

solosteph

Mile 269

June 24, 2018

Overall environmentally heatlhy and clean.

solosteph

Mile 269

December 15, 2017

Overall condition of beach is very good.

solosteph

Mile 269

September 23, 2017

As part of SOLVE, I walked from Sand Lake Recreation Area down to Cape Lookout.

solosteph

Mile 269

March 7, 2015

Saw this post on facebook, showing a buoy on the beach: https://m.

daveincamas

Mile 269

November 1, 2009

Found a large decomposing sea lion today almost at the forest line.

solarnight9

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 269

June 14, 2009

A very serene and peaceful day here at 269.

solarnight9

Mile 269

January 26, 2009

A chilly but gorgeous sunny day on 269.

solarnight9