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Visitors out at low tide, walking on the beach and in the surf, and harvesting mussels and clams. A man brought a large tote that appeared to be about 50 gallons, wheeling it on a rolling aluminum cart, a little smaller than the ones used at Costo, to harvest mussels on Bird Rock 1 at Chapman Point. Permit status and quantity harvested is unknown, but likely a violation.

Conditions

Temperature: 59 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: -0.7 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 31. Number of dogs: 8. Walking or running: 12. Playing in surf: 7. Playing in sand: 6. Other Activities: 6 people harvesting mussels and crab. Visitors out at low tide, walking on the beach and in the surf, and harvesting mussels and clams. A man brought a large tote that appeared to be about 50 gallons, wheeling it on a rolling aluminum cart, a little smaller than the ones used at CostCo, to harvest mussels on Bird Rock 1 at Chapman Point. Permit status and quantity harvested is unknown, but likely a violation.

Concerns

Apparent violations: Potential mussel harvesting violation, based on size of tote and use of rolling cart to transport mussels. Permit status and quantity harvested are unconfirmed..

Disturbances: Disturbance of nesting seabirds

Notable Wildlife

Lots of nesting cormorants, murres and pelicans. One black oystercatcher nest on Bird Rock 2 with three chicks. One black oystercatcher nest on Bird Rock 1 that will likely fail. Parents are highly agitated by dogs and people walking by during low tide and are remaining off nest until the tide is high enough to reduce human and dog traffic.

Actions & Comments

A man brought a large tote that appeared to be about 50 gallons, wheeling it on a rolling aluminum cart, a little smaller than the ones used at CostCo, to harvest mussels on Bird Rock 1 at Chapman Point. Permit status and quantity harvested is unknown, but likely a violation.

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July 8, 2023

Visitors out at low tide, walking on the beach and in the surf, and harvesting mussels and clams.

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December 2, 2022

Chilly winter day with few visitors on the beach.

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June 7, 2021

A beautiful day on the beach, with lots of visitors for a Monday.

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January 21, 2021

A quiet day on the beach, a few folks and lots of dogs.

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December 2, 2020

Beautiful day at the beach, with a surprising number of people and dogs for a Wednesday.

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October 5, 2020

A beautiful day on the beach, Chapman point and Ecola Creek continue to be popular spots for visitors and walkers.

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August 22, 2020

A beautiful walk on the beach during a negative tide revealed lots of visitors on the beach.

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July 4, 2020

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

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