Report Details

Two days ago we had very strong west winds for an extended period. The Velella were back in the driftline. A lot of water bottle caps and small platic garbage as well. The sand and dunes have been eroding from wind over the winter.

Conditions

Temperature: 48 F. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 5.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 10. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 10. Other Activities: two had backpacks.

Concerns

Litter

Apparent violations: driftline was full of small plastic material. There were 3 sections on dune where SOLV or someone had gathered garbage for later pick up but the pickup has not happened.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 8.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 4. one seagull others unidentifiable

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). Lots of plastic plus a large quantity of Velella in driftline. We had strong west winds two days ago

New Development

none

Man-made Modifications

none

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Visible retreat of solid bluff, Evidence of wave overtopping. strong waves over the last month have caused dune grass to erode. The sand seems lower than it has been and the dunes higher.

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