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There was a notable shift in the sand to the north end of the cove north of Maxwell point. The shore by Maxwell point was eroded to bedrock and the exposed rocks at the north end of this cove had a buildup of sand around their bases. Three dead birds were found. One relatively fresh common murre and 2 fairly decomposed birds that had been tagged in December (a murre and a Cassin's auklet).A modest number of healthy starfish were seen on the rocks; previously empty after starfish wasting hit.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 1.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 21. Number of dogs: 4. Photography: 2. Other Activities: Clamming.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 6.

Notable Wildlife

Lots of stellar sea lions on rocks. A number of healthy starfish on rocks.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 3. Two Common Murres, one re-found Cassin's Auklet originally tagged in Dec. One of the murres was also a refound tagged December bird.

Driftline Content

Very little in driftline.

Natural Changes

Visible shift in sand to north end of cove on beach north of Maxwell point

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