Report Details

No major changes to report. A beautiful fall day with many birds on the beach and flying over the waves. The old folks are reclaiming the sand - saw only 2 school aged kids. The dogs were pretty old too!!!

Conditions

Temperature: 70 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 6.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 42. Number of dogs: 5. Walking or running: 30. Sitting: 12. Photography: 2.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 8.

Notable Wildlife

Many more birds than we usually see - gulls and pelicans. A flock flying too far offshore to identify. Saw some kelp and larger clumps of sea grass than usual.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

A few jellies. A few crab shells & claws.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces.

Actions & Comments

It was a very beautiful afternoon on the beach. There was slightly more trash than we've been seeing - Labor Day leavings? Many gulls on the beach and flying over the waves. Large group of pelicans - seemed like there must have been a school of fish off shore. People and dogs mellow. A new clear cut visible from the beach in front of the campground.

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March 7, 2024

It was a beautiful, sunny day although somewhat brisk. Some photos of recent erosion are attached.

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The recent storms and high tides have deposited a lot of debris on the beach - especially small plastic fragments.

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September 29, 2023

It was a windy and cloudy day and hence the beach was fairly deserted.

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July 25, 2023

A perfect beach day.

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May 8, 2023

It was a sunny, early spring type day.

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