Report Details

There were no dead birds, and a tremendous amount of phytoplankton along the driftline which are the only really different observations we had compared to previous surveys. The increase in human activity is probably largely due to the fact that this is the first decent weather that we have had since well before the holiday season. There are a couple large debris items such as a yellow pallet and a giant strip of fiberglass from perhaps a boat. The students have arranged to meet up and discard these items in the morning.

Conditions

Temperature: 70 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 4.9 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 14. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 10. Sitting: 4.

Concerns

Litter

Apparent violations: Litter around apparent fire pits and along trails to beach..

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), Styrofoam. Lots of phytoplankton

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Mile 294

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I walked the mile today primarily to look for tar balls and oiled birds and wildlife as requested.

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Mile 294

Manhattan Beach, State Wayside

April 9, 2024

Started the mile at the north end from the Manhattan Beach parking lot.

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Mile 294

Manhattan Beach, State Wayside

February 10, 2024

This is a limited report made solely to provide photos of the King Tide on February 10, 2024.

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Mile 294

Manhattan Beach, State Wayside

January 16, 2024

Entered the beach from Manhattan State Park and walked south.

Sheila Berry

Mile 294

Manhattan Beach, State Wayside

April 25, 2023

First walk of the 2022-23 school year for Neah-Kah-Nie High School students on their adopted mile.

Neah-Kah-Nie HS

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 294

Manhattan Beach, State Wayside

May 30, 2021

Not much change from last report.

dmachuca

Mile 294

Manhattan Beach, State Wayside

March 6, 2021

Quiet day at the beach.

dmachuca

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 294

Manhattan Beach, State Wayside

June 11, 2019

Very calm day with more activity than usual due to the presence of a middle school class doing PE on the beach.

Neah-Kah-Nie HS