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Mile 3008/18/19Sunday Morning6:30am - 9:00amThe surf was 3-4 feet waist to chest high. The scent of beach fire was notable.There was evidence of human beach activity prior to my arrival - 6 sand castles, 4 large holes in the sand, misc. clothing and some trash.Tide pool sightings included 1 sea star impaled with a feather and a sea star being consumed by a gull. Photos attached.

Conditions

Temperature: 57 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 1.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 47. Number of dogs: 8. Walking or running: 33. Tidepooling: 5. Surfing: 2. Other Activities: 3 Stand Up Paddle Boarding 2 Playing Frisbee 2 Watching Surf from Dunes.

Concerns

Litter

Apparent violations: Styrofoam cooler with glass bottles inside left on beach. Photo attached..

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 8.

Notable Wildlife

Star Fish (echinoderms) abundant in tide pools located south of Neahkahnie Mountain. Evidence of Sea Star Wasting Syndrome. Photos attached. Seaweed (marine algae) abundant south of Neahkahnie Mountain. Gull sighted perched on a rock eating a star fish. Photo attached. Hawk flewover with prey. Crow foraging for food in gravel on Ocean Road. Juvenile Gull resting in the sand. High concentration of gull activity near tides pools.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 10. 9 Dead Meres 1 Dead Cormorant

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. Unsusal concentration of overturned star fish near tide pools.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass. Sand Dollar (seaurchin) tests.

Man-made Modifications

Black plastic and wire fencing with sign posted to "Keep Off The Grass". Photo attached.

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