Report Details

Glorious October day. Beach empty at start of walk. Increasing human numbers on return. Large flock gulls feeding on shoreline. One dog off leash running into gulls feeding on shoreline. Remaining dogs seen well controlled. Large sea nettle (Chrysaora fuscenscens). Multiple areas of crystal jelly (?) at low tide line. North/south view  approximately mid way (close to marker number)

Conditions

Temperature: 62 F. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NE. Tide Level: 0.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 8. Number of dogs: 5. Walking or running: 6. Other Activities: biking 2.

Concerns

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 4.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt).

Report Images

Beach looking north
Looking south from mile marker sign in dunes
large, intact west coast sea nettle
dune line
This has been present on this beach for years and has moved up from close to the south parking lot. Now sits just south of the Dike parking lot access path

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Bayocean Peninsula south of Bayocean site

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Helen Welch

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Bayocean Peninsula south of Bayocean site

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Helen Welch

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Bayocean Peninsula south of Bayocean site

February 18, 2024

Recent king tides encroaching onto and undercutting fore dune. More debris than usual. A few shore birds Little human activity Large "octopus tree" I have been following has rotated again and the trunk now points NE. I continue to take photo facing N and S at the high tide line at the MP 29 sign entrance to the beach

Helen Welch

Mile 286

Bayocean Peninsula south of Bayocean site

January 28, 2024

Busier day than seen in past few months.

Helen Welch

Mile 286

Bayocean Peninsula south of Bayocean site

December 18, 2023

Cloudy day with occasional rain shower.

Helen Welch

Mile 286

Bayocean Peninsula south of Bayocean site

November 26, 2023

Beautiful sunny day after "King Tide". Dead birds located together.

Vince Welch

Mile 286

Bayocean Peninsula south of Bayocean site

October 27, 2023

A quiet and beautiful fall day.

WelchHV

Mile 286

Bayocean Peninsula south of Bayocean site

September 22, 2023

Clear warm day.

WelchHV