Report Details

The driftline contained an unusual amount of  dead Velella velella in some areas.

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Tide Level: -0.6 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 33. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 8. Playing in sand: 6. Sitting: 18. Fishing: 1.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 12.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam. The driftline contained an unusual amount of dead Velella velella in some areas.

Man-made Modifications

Dune modification/removal. The road from Cape Lookoout SP campground to the beach is being restored.

Actions & Comments

Unlike previous summers,, the beach has not returned to its 'normal summer' level.

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