Report Details

An overcast day with occasional light sprinkles, but overall pleasant. A few people in small separate groups. Everything appears fine on my 1.8 km-long stretch of beach.

Conditions

Temperature: 11 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 2.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 17. Number of dogs: 6. Walking or running: 17. Other Activities: Kicking soccer ball.

Concerns

Apparent violations: None.

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 3. 2 western gulls, 1 northern fulmar

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Many ctenophores stranded at edge of surf. Shells of Siliqua patula, fragments of tests of Dendraster excentricus, molts of Cancer magister, some dead Emerita analoga.

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces. Long line of deer tracks in sand

New Development

Steps down bluff.

Man-made Modifications

One older stairway has suffered a beachward washout and no longer reaches to the beach.

Natural Changes

Visible retreat of solid bluff.

Actions & Comments

None seems necessary.

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