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It was a late, windy trip down the spit. The biggest change since December is the lack on debris and lack of dead Cassin's auklets. There were only a few bones and feathers left of the many that washed in. The beach clean up must have been a huge success this year. It was difficult to find man made items. The largest was a old crab float that was in the wrack. A big thank you to all that helped on the clean up.There were 2 small mammals right next to each other. A bald eagle was feeding on what little meat was left.

Conditions

Temperature: 52 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Strong. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 3.0 feet.

Human Activities

Not ideal conditions for finding humans on this survey. It was cool, quite windy, and late in the day. Plus it was the Monday after spring break.

Concerns

Apparent violations: nne.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

Bald eagle feeding on a dead mammal. Just a few gulls were present. One blue heron was in the surf zone.

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 2. 2 small mammals in close proximity. Mostly buried in blowing sand. They are not recent arrivals. Unsure of what species. Photos are available.

Driftline Content

considerably less than normal.

Natural Changes

No erosion. As per usual for this mile.

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All Mile 289 Reports

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Mile 289

September 20, 2021

This mile is not surveyed 4 times a year since it became a designated bird nesting area.

ollikainen

Mile 289

December 24, 2020

There is no trace of nesting bird protection.

ollikainen

Mile 289

September 21, 2020

September 15 ended the nesting bird restrictions on mile 289.

ollikainen

Mile 289

August 1, 2020

I saw so many different types of birds along the jetty, I'm no bird expert but I thought I saw pelicans, herons, cormorants, and sea gulls.

EJD

Mile 289

March 20, 2020

Mile 289 is again restricted due to bird nesting.

ollikainen

Mile 289

December 5, 2019

This survey was all about the jelly fish that covered the most recent wrack areas.

ollikainen

Mile 289

June 16, 2019

This is a partial survey.

ollikainen

Mile 289

March 21, 2019

The signage is up again keeping all dogs off Mile 289.

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