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California Sea Lions swimming off shore in large group, appeared to be hunting. Cormorants on sea rocks offshore, Western gulls and Oyster Catchers on beach. People walking on beach, all dogs were on leash, 2 people surfing.

Conditions

Temperature: 56 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Tide Level: -0.31 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 12. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 8. Sitting: 2. Surfing: 2.

Notable Wildlife

California Sea Lions swimming off shore in large group, appeared to be hunting. Cormorant's on sea rocks off shore, Western gulls and Oyster Catchers on beach.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). One crab pot washed up on shore,

Natural Changes

Deposition of sand, wood and large trees, erosion of sand.

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Harbor Beach south of Chetco River, north of Red Point

March 14, 2024

California Sea Lions swimming off shore in large group, appeared to be hunting.

Fiona Day-Cofer

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Harbor Beach south of Chetco River, north of Red Point

February 8, 2024

People walking on the beach some with dogs, all on leashes, and some taking pictures, 2 people rock hunting, 2 people surfing, all cars parked legally in parking lot.

Fiona Day-Cofer

Mile 3

Harbor Beach south of Chetco River, north of Red Point

October 20, 2023

People walking, sitting, rock hunting, playing in sand, and walking dogs; evidence of unhoused persons and fires on beach.

FionaDC

Mile 3

Harbor Beach south of Chetco River, north of Red Point

July 27, 2023

People walking, playing in the surf, sitting on the beach, sunbathing, rockhunting and one person kayaking.

FionaDC

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Harbor Beach south of Chetco River, north of Red Point

May 20, 2023

People walking with dogs on leash, playing in sand, rockhunting, one person fishing on shore, and one person kayaking, evidence of fires noted, and litter from picnics;  plastic, rope, and fishing line removed from wrack line.

FionaDC

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Harbor Beach south of Chetco River, north of Red Point

March 15, 2023

3 Western Gulls on Beach, 1 Cormorant fishing in surf.

FionaDC

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Harbor Beach south of Chetco River, north of Red Point

December 14, 2022

Natural changes in the sand deposition; wrack line includes wood pieces, animal casings, small amount of plasitics and fiberglass debris.

FionaDC

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Harbor Beach south of Chetco River, north of Red Point

October 18, 2022

People walking, playing in the sand, rockhunting, surfing and fishing, debris from picnicing, and fires noted.

FionaDC