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Quite a crowd for early in the day. Many families setting up for a full day at the beach w/tents, coolers, chairs, etc. The beach was pretty clean - noticed a lot of styrofoam. Talked to the ranger who said tsunami debris has been washing up mostly after storms - one small boat, lots of buoys and floats, lots of styrofoam. People are taking the buoys/floats as souvenirs. He said lots of people are coming to the beach specifically to look for debris. Didn't seem to be the case today - people engaged in usual beach activities - wading & swimming, building sand castles,walking and sunbathing.

Conditions

Temperature: 59 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 0.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 200. Number of dogs: 20. Walking or running: 69. Playing in surf: 30. Playing in sand: 20. Sitting: 75. Surfing: 4. Fishing: 2. Holiday crowd enjoying the beach. Pretty mellow.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 55.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. A skeleton with a few feathers - probably a gull

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Shells, Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces.

Natural Changes

Newly exposed roots/trees falling.

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