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The beach appeared clean and almost swept free of anything to report. It was difficult to even find the driftline. About the only negative I observed today is that the horseback riders are still not cleaning up after their horses. As they're riding along the surfline, this could be a source of water contamination (see attached photo). I've mentioned this in my water quality survey as well.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 2.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 100. Number of dogs: 9. Walking or running: 72. Sitting: 20. Surfing: 3. Other Activities: 5 on horseback. Many, many people out for a Sunday stroll on the beach. All dogs were observed off-leash, but none chasing wildlife.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 16.

Notable Wildlife

More groups of pelicans than I could count. They came in groups of 2-7 every few minutes. Always heading north. Half of them were flying along the shoreline and the other half were divebombing into the water about 100 yards out. A few seagulls here and there, but it was really a day for pelicans.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

A few jellyfish. Many crab legs, but few crab-shell bodies.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass.

Man-made Modifications

none

Natural Changes

none

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Mile 300

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Mile 300

January 6, 2024

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Mile 300

November 27, 2023

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Schwegmann

Mile 300

November 22, 2023

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Schwegmann

Mile 300

October 26, 2023

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Schwegmann

Mile 300

September 2, 2021

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Mile 300

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