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Mile 315 Report
June 15, 2021
Hiked in and out to Crescent Beach.
Hiked in and out to Crescent Beach. Tide pools look healthy and abundant. Live mussels were dropped at regular intervals along the trail from Crescent Beach to Ecola Road, left to die and decay. Quite a few of them were crushed or stomped on.
Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: -0.4 feet.
Number of people: 16. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 7. Playing in surf: 2. Sitting: 3. Tidepooling: 4.
Dead Fish or Invertebrates
Live mussels were dropped at regular intervals on the trail from Crescent Beach to Ecola Road, left to die and decay. Quite a few of them were crushed or stomped on. Based on the level of decomposition, it seems that this happened on the prior weekend, 06/12/21 or 06/13/21.
Actions & Comments
The sand bridge to Crescent Beach by Chapman Point is washed out, and most people are hiking to Crescent Beach via trails. The black oystercatcher nest on the first Bird Rock at Chapman Point has hatched, probably around 06/11/21 or 06/12/21. One chick visible, although there may be three chicks. Parents are vocalizing with the chicks using "chick talk". Two adult eagles flew over Chapman Point and the Bird Rocks, chased by gulls.
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A resident was walking from Chapman Point toward the river when two dogs, a husky and a black lab, ran up to her, barking and chasing her.
Quite a few people enjoying a Sunday morning walk on the beach at low tide, able to walk to Crescent Beach via the sand bridge by the first Bird Rock.
A tourist attempted to climb the west end of the first Bird Rock at Chapman Point for a photo opportunity, flushing two black oystercatcher parents from their nest and away from their chicks.