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The minus tides brought out more people to walk, fish and dig clams. This year there is a lot more clam diggers. There was more sand this year than there has been for several years. The winter storms did not remove as much sand as usual.There were several sea stars with missing legs by Arch Cape but most of them looked healthy. see pictures. On the south end of Cove Beach (mile 306) there were almost no sea stars or mussels on the rocks. This is very unusual.The drift line had a lot of sand dollars and a few razor clam shells and crab casings.The 100 plus pelicans on Gull Rock is only unusual because of their early arrival. There was a seal skeleton on the rocks in May. The dark areas in the picture is the animal fat.

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: -1.9 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 19. Number of dogs: 5. Walking or running: 7. Tidepooling: 4. Fishing: 2. Other Activities: clamming - 8.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

I saw 12 sea stars in a small area by Arch Cape that were missing legs (sea star wasting syndrome). Most of the sea stars looked healthy.There were about 100 pelicans on Gull Rock.

Driftline Content

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

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Mile 307

December 11, 2023

Other than the wheel and tire, the beach was very clean.

Rick Hess

Mile 307

September 15, 2023

8 people and 2 dogs were walking on the beach.

Bald Eagle

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 307

June 8, 2023

Three people were walking on the beach.

Bald Eagle

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 307

March 16, 2023

I was the only person on the beach.

Bald Eagle

Mile 307

February 25, 2023

Beautiful sunny day on the beach with a few pockets of snow from the storm two days ago remaining.

patecobb

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 307

December 15, 2022

There were two people and one dog walking on the beach.

Bald Eagle

Mile 307

September 1, 2022

12 sea stars were on the large rock 100 feet south of Arch Cape.

Bald Eagle

Mile 307

August 21, 2022

Very nice day out there and a few people were all enjoing the surf.

patecobb