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Today was our first CoastWatch beach survey. We found seven skate egg cases on the beach, all dead. Lots and lots of small silver fish; they all had tiny holes in their body. There were two dead birds. We only saw one seagull and there's usually tons.

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 4.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 3. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 3.

Notable Wildlife

2 seagulls

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. lots of small silver fish and 7 skate egg cases

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Styrofoam, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). a cardboard bucket

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls, Visible retreat of solid bluff.

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January 7, 2024

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March 15, 2023

Just wanted to report seeing 8 black oystercatchers on the beach just now.

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Mile 306

September 30, 2022

Today was our first CoastWatch beach survey.

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July 2, 2022

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June 29, 2022

An eagle was obtaining breakfast from Gull Rock.

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Mile 306

November 8, 2021

These observations were made over the last 3 months walking the beach at different times of day but not keeping a record which I will try to start.

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August 8, 2019

Numerous violations observed, including campfire in unsafe location and harvesting tidepool organisms in the marine reserve.

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