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At the equinox, the ocean swell has greatly increased in height. It was near 14 feet yesterday, and today's buoy report has it at 12 feet. The swell pushes the tides up to the highest levels of the summer. Winter storms are not that far away.


Temperature: 67 F. Cloud Cover: Foggy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 3.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 4. Other Activities: horse back riding. No vehicles allowed on Bayocean Spit. 2 people were on the bay side of the spit fishing off the jetty rocks along the bay.


Apparent violations: none.


Cars/trucks parking: 6.

Notable Wildlife

Nothing of note. Few gulls and shorebirds were spotted.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

no fish, few others

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, Styrofoam, Wood pieces. Thick wrack of fresh sea grass and dried sea grass higher up

Man-made Modifications


Natural Changes

Sand has built high up on the ocean side of the south jetty.

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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.


Mile 289

December 24, 2020

There is no trace of nesting bird protection.


Mile 289

September 21, 2020

September 15 ended the nesting bird restrictions on mile 289.


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.


Mile 289

March 20, 2020

Mile 289 is again restricted due to bird nesting.


Mile 289

December 5, 2019

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


Mile 289

June 16, 2019

This is a partial survey.


Mile 289

March 21, 2019

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