Report Details

The sand level is unusually high, with the high-tide line close to 100m out from shore. There were more people than expected on a weekday, but the pleasant weather was inviting. The beach appears very clean and devoid of trash.

Conditions

Temperature: 20 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 0.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 20. Number of dogs: 8. Walking or running: 10. Playing in sand: 2. Sitting: 4. Surfing: 2.

Concerns

Apparent violations: Low-flying helicopter.

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

Western gulls, Hermann's gulls, crows, brown pelicans

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 8. 6 common murres, 1 shearwater, 2 unidentified fragments; all recorded in report to COASST.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Thousands of molts of Emerita analoga, some molts and remains of gull-eaten Cancer magister, several clumps of shells of Mytilus californianus

Driftline Content

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

New Development

Steps down bluff.

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls. Large stand of willow, Salix sp., encroaching on beach

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January 13, 2019

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September 29, 2018

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