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Rafts of Vellela, still getting fresh ones, lots of dried ones remain. Quiet day on the beach, rainy early, high and choppy surf. Sand has moved back in to area just north of Maxwell Pt. One odd alga.


Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 6.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 8. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 6. Playing in sand: 1.


Cars/trucks parking: 6.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. Headless Common murre in raft of Velella. Tagged 845.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Velella; fresh and old south of Maxwell Pt; just old dry ones to north.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass. Velella velella

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December 9, 2020

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