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Mile 297 Report
June 5, 2011
The sand still covers most of the large logs up high although the slope to the water has become steeper.
The sand still covers most of the large logs up high although the slope to the water has become steeper. There was a bit of seaweed on the wrack line, and some black sand on top down at the south end. There were a few gulls, a small flock of shorebirds, one man walking with his two dogs and little human debris. A dead sooty shearwater was documented. The only notable sightings were a set of fresh tire tracks at the water line and a strange small non-avian skeleton (pictures attached). Otherwise it was just a cloudy day at the beach with little wind or surf.
Temperature: 54 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S.
Number of people: 1. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 1. There were tire tracks at the south end of the mile being rapidly covered by the incoming tide. The vehicle had not come down to or left the beach from anywhere within this mile.
Cars/trucks parking: 12.
Very few birds
Total dead birds: 1. Sooty Shearwater
Stranded Marine Mammals
Dead Fish or Invertebrates
One skeleton found. Unable to identify.
Seaweeds and seagrass.
Black sand appearing toward south end of mile
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