Report Details

A few more dead birds than usual (2 western grebes, 2 immature gulls, 1 american crow, 4 common murre). Notable molts.

Conditions

Temperature: 15 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: SW.

Human Activities

Number of people: 5. Walking or running: 5. Large flock of Larus herrmanni clustered tightly together on beach at edge of surf with sparse L. occidentalis among them

Concerns

Apparent violations: None.

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Notable Wildlife

Thousands of molts of Emerita analoga.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 9. Western grebe: 2. Immature gull: 2. American crow: 1. Common murre: 4

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. California sealion, 1 dead

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. Many carapaces of gull-eaten Cancer magister.

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces.

Man-made Modifications

None

Natural Changes

None

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