Report Details

A beautiful day with a few people and dogs enjoying the sunshine. The tide was low and there was a great expanse of sand. The beach was pretty clean - not much to see except up by the bordering cliffs/bluffs. There we saw kelp and chunks of mussels. Small rocks that had fallen recently.There were clumps of foam on the beach, but it was very white and light. No sign of the bird problems happening elsewhere. In the campground we could see where they're working to put in a new septic system. There is a new road off the entrance road to Cape Lookout SP that goes up to what we think is the new drainage field.

Conditions

Temperature: 54 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 0.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 15. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 15. Everyone strolling along the beach. As we were leaving about 6 cars drove up to the campground area.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 6.

Notable Wildlife

Saw only a few gulls on the beach.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. Remains were pretty decayed. I could see it had had a white breast. Did not notice band. Did not see signs of oil. Wasn't entangled in anything.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, 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, Wood pieces.

Natural Changes

Bluffs shedding rock. One small collapse.

Actions & Comments

High tide reaching bluffs along south end of beach. Could see where rocks had come down onto sand. Lots of small debris from bluffs on top of sand. Erosion continues!Good buildup of sand all along the beach.

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It was a cloudy and somewhat cool day.

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