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Mile 315 Report
March 4, 2021
A rare rainy, windy winter day with no activity on the beach.
A rare rainy, windy winter day with no activity on the beach. Unsuccessfully attempted to clean up wet sand microplastics with a strainer, but the strainer grid was too small. It is difficult to clean wet sand.
Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Rain. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 0.6 feet.
Number of people: 2. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 2. Other Activities: Hardly anyone on the beach today.. No one on the
Apparent violations: None.
Hundreds of common murres flying over the ocean off the Bird Rocks, no murres on the rocks. Unusual to see them here this early in the spring. A couple minutes later, a pair of adult bald eagles flew over Chapman Point and the Bird Rocks, then headed back to Crescent Beach and Indian Beach.
Wood pieces, Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam. Quite a bit of microplastic at the Chapman Point cove, although not as much as has been on Crescent Beach.
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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.