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Mile 297 Report
December 14, 2013
There is now a long gentle slope of sand from the dunes to the surf line.
There is now a long gentle slope of sand from the dunes to the surf line. The water does not cover much of the beach even at high tide, and only a few pieces of wood are still showing. The day was calm with high clouds and a bit of sun. There was one set of tracks where a vehicle had driven below the high tide line, up to the dune to turn around, and then back along the wet sand where no tracks were visible. Only two people were observed walking, one with three dogs. A few live gulls were about but no horses or shorebirds. There was almost no human debris and only spotty bits of seaweed as wrack. Seven bird carcasses were recorded, five Northern Fulmars, one Common Murre and one Pelagic Cormorant.
Temperature: 45 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light.
Number of people: 2. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 2. Only disturbance was a set of tracks coming from below the high tide line, going up to the dunes, turning and coming back down to drive again below the high tide line.
Cars/trucks parking: 2.
Total dead birds: 7. 5 Northern Fulmars1 Common Murre1 Pelagic Cormorant
Seaweeds and seagrass.
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