Report Details

A beautiful day on the coast; sunny, partly cloudy.  Survery was done near low tide.  There were a number of sand bars and tide pools that had formed. Ecola creek output, where it connects to the ocean, had spread across a wide area.  Gulls and Black Oystercatchers were enjoying the freshwater of Ecola Creek.  The beach was very clean; little human debris noted.  Human activity was higher than expected on the beach overall, and at Haystack Rock, considering Covid-19 restrictions.

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 1.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 49. Number of dogs: 10. Walking or running: 33. Playing in surf: 4. Tidepooling: 8. Other Activities: 4 bicyclists. Covid-19 social distancing is still in place. More activity on the beach was observed today, than during the last report (Covid-19 was also in place during that report).

Concerns

Climbing bluffs/seastacks, People/dogs/vehicles in closure areas

Apparent violations: Two dogs off leash in Marine Garden, 2 people were approaching saddle on Haystack Rock. Covid -19 social distancing measures are still in place. Haystack Rock Awareness Program had 1 person monitoring the Marine Garden, and they were addressing the issues..

Vehicles

Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 1.

Notable Wildlife

2 Black Oystercatchers were observed in Ecola Creek where it meets the ocean.

Beached Birds

None noted

Stranded Marine Mammals

None Noted

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

None Noted

Driftline Content

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

New Development

None Noted

Man-made Modifications

None Noted

Natural Changes

None Noted

Actions & Comments

None noted

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October 5, 2020

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August 22, 2020

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July 4, 2020

Wow, today was a reminder that people love the beach.

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