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A dead cormorant, jellyfish and a mermaid’s purse found on the beach. I threw the skate egg case back into the ocean. A tremendous accumulation of small blue and green plastic chips concentrated along the drift line of the middle half mile stretch. Significant beach erosion at Watseco Creek. A bluff was carved out about halfway up the beach where the sand is typically flat.

Conditions

Temperature: 49 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate.

Human Activities

Number of people: 11. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 8. Sitting: 3. Other Activities: None observed. Fabulous winter day. More activity mid-week than usual for December.

Concerns

Apparent violations: None observed.

Notable Wildlife

N/A

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. Cormorant. No leg band.

Stranded Marine Mammals

N/A

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

1 jellyfish

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). As noted previously, an abundance of blue and green plastic chips and microplastic pieces. About a half dozen small plastic caps of some sort. Partial piece of what appears to be a plastic plate.

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Mile 291

Camp Magruder north, Watseco, Twin Rocks SW

May 21, 2024

Some dead sea life.

Steven

Mile 291

Camp Magruder north, Watseco, Twin Rocks SW

April 29, 2024

Seemingly millions of Velella vellella washed up on the beach with the prevailing wind out of the north west.

Chris Berrie

Mile 291

Camp Magruder north, Watseco, Twin Rocks SW

February 26, 2024

Found 3 dead sea birds in the same general vicinity washed up.

Michael Higham

Mile 291

Camp Magruder north, Watseco, Twin Rocks SW

December 15, 2023

A dead cormorant, jellyfish and a mermaid’s purse found on the beach.

Christ Berrie

Mile 291

Camp Magruder north, Watseco, Twin Rocks SW

August 8, 2023

Nice day, lots of people, nothing of note except marine debris.

BerrieC

Mile 291

Camp Magruder north, Watseco, Twin Rocks SW

March 8, 2023

Very few people/dogs on the beach.

BerrieC

Mile 291

Camp Magruder north, Watseco, Twin Rocks SW

January 24, 2023

Widened to beach access could increase king tide current flow toward homes.

sndlwd

Mile 291

Camp Magruder north, Watseco, Twin Rocks SW

January 14, 2023

Significant erosion at Pine Beach Loop and North Magruder during November/December King tides.

BerrieC