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A beautiful day at the beach! Lots of people enjoying mother nature and doing a variety of activities. Saw no concerns.Conspicuous absence of drift wood. Many old beach fires observed, probably 4th of July celebrations. About 1,200 ft. of dune modification was earlier replanted and is now doing well. There is one instance of about 100 ft. of new modification and replanting. These modifications due to improving home owners views. Six large concrete blocks found on north end of mile. They are all located in the soft sand near the top of the beach in front of a house. Each must weigh hundreds of pounds and look to be new arrivals.

Conditions

Temperature: 70 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 1.4 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 105. Number of dogs: 15. Walking or running: 45. Playing in surf: 8. Playing in sand: 20. Sitting: 20. Surfing: 6. Other Activities: soccer, football, kites, bikes, paddle board. A beautiful day at the beach where people were having fun at a variety of activities.

Concerns

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 8.

Notable Wildlife

Saw over 160 seagulls, three mures and one lone pelican, all headed north.

Beached Birds

Surprisingly, saw no dead birds.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells.

Man-made Modifications

Dune modification/removal, Beachgrass planting or removal.

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January 26, 2023

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September 26, 2022

33 people and 10 dogs were enjoying the beach on this early fall day in Manzanita.

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August 14, 2022

After many months without any dead birds on Manzanita's beach, 13 dead birds were found.

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April 25, 2022

The weather was divine on this spring day with 60 degrees, calm winds and abundant sunshine.

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January 24, 2022

33 people and 4 dogs noted on a calm day in mid-January.

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