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there seems to be a considerable amount of erosion due to the high surf this winter.the debris is normal for this time of year, actually less signs of picnics etc.It would take very hardy souls to linger too long in the recent cold temps.snow on the beach is beautiful though.

Conditions

Temperature: 36 F. Cloud Cover: Rain. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NE. Tide Level: 5.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 11. Number of dogs: 7. Walking or running: 11. a very crisp day, people walking briskly

Concerns

Litter

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

still some brown Pelicans hanging around

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. gull

Driftline Content

Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam, Wood pieces. the usual wreckline debris

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune.

Actions & Comments

this is an extra report, to make up for previously late ones. also, we had been alerted to some concerns in regard to the Refuge sign in the Haystack Rock saddle area.the plastic sign which had been covering the original sign, as implemented by USFW Law Enforcement officer Betsy Rosenbaum several years ago, had been removed. It was obviously not an act of nature, as the bungee cords holding it in place had been neatly replaced.recently, the whole sign has been reported missing, and then was retrieved from the beach by city public works employees. This may have been due to high wind a waves ??I am attaching a photo of the plastic missing sign.also, Geoge Vetter graciously allowed me to use his photo of Haystack Rock with snow.

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Mile 313

Tolovana Park north, Haystack Rock

June 8, 2024

An early morning walk to Haystack Rock was mostly foggy and overcast, with a brief clearing in the weather mid-morning.

sultanym

Mile 313

Tolovana Park north, Haystack Rock

May 25, 2024

Overall, Haystack Rock is a treasure trove of marine biological diversity, from invertebrates and pelagic birds to marine mammals, with an active education program for curious beach visitors. The best tidepool invertebrate diversity today was observed at the south end of Haystack Rock in the area often referred to as "The Needles. As I was tidepooling, I heard multiple beach visitors asking about sea slugs and how to locate nudibranchs.

sultanym

Mile 313

Tolovana Park north, Haystack Rock

June 7, 2021

Beautiful day on the beach, cloudy and pleasant.

FOHRAP1

Mile 313

Tolovana Park north, Haystack Rock

January 20, 2021

A cloudy calm day on the beach with a few visitors.

FOHRAP1

Mile 313

Tolovana Park north, Haystack Rock

December 2, 2020

A beautiful beach day, with small numbers of people.

FOHRAP1

Mile 313

Tolovana Park north, Haystack Rock

October 5, 2020

A beautiful day on the beach today.

FOHRAP1

Mile 313

Tolovana Park north, Haystack Rock

August 21, 2020

Today was windy, mixed with rain.

FOHRAP1

Mile 313

Tolovana Park north, Haystack Rock

June 30, 2020

A cloudy day with intermittent mist, with comfortable temperatures and light human activity for a summer day made the mile walk very enjoyable.

FOHRAP1