Report Details

No evident cause for concern. There were many flies and beetles struggling on the beach. Small washed in Nereocystis, Fucus. Molts of Cancer magister and Emerita analoga, tests of Dendraster eccentricus

Conditions

Temperature: 20 F. Cloud Cover: Foggy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 0.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 24. Number of dogs: 6. Walking or running: 15. Sitting: 8. Other Activities: Lying: 1. One large truck tire mounted on wheel washed in on sand

Concerns

Apparent violations: None.

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Notable Wildlife

Larus occidentalis: Flock of ca 300 birds standing at mouth of Astbury Creek, 45deg48.9'N, 123 deg57.8'W, moving upon approach of people and dogs, then returning.L. heermanni: small flocks of 10-15 birds standing with L. occidentalis

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. Thousands of small dead flies deposited at high-tide line.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Shells, Wood pieces. One heap of paper rocket casings left over from 4th of July

Man-made Modifications

Very steep cobble berm rising 2-3 m above sand near Astbury Creek

Natural Changes

None

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