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It was great to see two separate families picking up beach trash/debris in the driftline from the most recent storms including in Mile 288!  The banks had eroded since late December 2021 and there was a signficant increase in woody debris from the recent storm surges.  I noticed a lot of jellyfish between the surf and high tide line.  I observed seven bald eagles on the spit while walking to Mile 288, and two types of shorebirds within the Mile.  There were the usual variety of clams and a large number of razor clam shells along with a couple of sand dollars.  It was a beautiful day and many visitors were enjoying the area (30 vehicles when I returned to the parking lot).

Conditions

Temperature: 46 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 7.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 7. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 7. Other Activities: A group of 3 were picking up trash!.

Concerns

Litter

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 20.

Notable Wildlife

Two types of shorebirds along Mile 288

Driftline Content

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

Natural Changes

Major cracks appearing in bluffs, Erosion of vegetated foredune, Visible retreat of solid bluff, Evidence of wave overtopping. Notable erosion of the bluff from the January storms

Report Images

Moon jelly
Sanderlings or sandpipers
Pair of snowy plover or semipalmated plovers
Sand Dollar
Woody debris

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Mile 288

Bayocean Peninsula, Kincheloe Point

March 14, 2024

It was an incredibly busy day for Mile 288 the day before the snowy plover nesting season began! I was glad to see DOGAMI and OPRD on-site, and appreciated OPRD's willingness to haul the debris I collected back to their dumpsters. It was also exciting to see so many plovers in the wet sand.

Karen Schank

Mile 288

Bayocean Peninsula, Kincheloe Point

September 24, 2023

The weather is definitely turning.

SchankK

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 288

Bayocean Peninsula, Kincheloe Point

September 10, 2023

It was a beautifully calm, warm, sunny day along mile 288.

SchankK

Mile 288

Bayocean Peninsula, Kincheloe Point

January 29, 2023

There were 6 or more plovers and large accumulations of driftwood (both along the base and on top of the foredune cutbank).

SchankK

Mile 288

Bayocean Peninsula, Kincheloe Point

May 21, 2022

It was a beautiful, warm, sunny Saturday with a moderate north wind.

SchankK

Mile 288

Bayocean Peninsula, Kincheloe Point

January 17, 2022

It was great to see two separate families picking up beach trash/debris in the driftline from the most recent storms including in Mile 288!

SchankK

Mile 288

Bayocean Peninsula, Kincheloe Point

December 23, 2021

There was clear indications of active foredune erosion with visible cutbanks (see photo) and significant debris.

SchankK

Mile 288

Bayocean Peninsula, Kincheloe Point

February 24, 2015

Mid-winter day that seemed like spring.

YaakovM