Report Details

This was my first observation since the first major storm of the winter season. There was evidence of wave overtopping in several areas where driftwood had been newly deposited on top of dune grass in the vegetated foredune. In the mid-section of the mile, foredune sand had been cut away, exposing previously buried, rotting driftwood. For the most part, the beach was windswept and clean.

Conditions

Temperature: 37 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 2.5 feet.

Human Activities

Cold and windy, snowing in Coast Range passes; squalls of rain mixed with sleet and hail - no one but us and a few dedicated duck hunters on the bay were enjoying the winter conditions.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 4.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 4. 2 Northern Fulmars, 1 Rhinoceros Auklet, 1 Common Murre

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces. mahogany hatch cover

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune.

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