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In general, a nice day at the beach.  There weren't many people out.  Surprisingly little man-made debris along the wrack.  The most obvious change since the new year is the beach erosion and erosion of the foredune by the January King Tides and storm surge.  There are many, many large logs washed over the face of the foredunes and pushed up 50 yards in places.

Conditions

Temperature: 45 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 2.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 12. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 11. Other Activities: biking.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 3.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea).

New Development

Steps down bluff. Some repair of beach access was visible

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Evidence of wave overtopping.

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Mile 291

August 8, 2023

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

BerrieC

Mile 291

March 8, 2023

Very few people/dogs on the beach.

BerrieC

Mile 291

January 24, 2023

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

sndlwd

Mile 291

January 14, 2023

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

BerrieC

Mile 291

November 15, 2022

Gorgeous, sunny day with very calm surf.

BerrieC

Mile 291

August 11, 2022

3 groups of Snowy Plovers feeding a the water's edge, approx 120 birds between Twin Rocks and Watseco.

BerrieC

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 291

September 13, 2021

I was mistaken in identifying murlettes - they are immature common murres.

MossierJ

Mile 291

September 12, 2021

1 live murrelet, 1 dead murrelet, 1 dead cormorant.

MossierJ