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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.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Rain. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 0.6 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 2. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 2. Other Activities: Hardly anyone on the beach today.. No one on the

Concerns

Apparent violations: None.

Notable Wildlife

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.

Driftline Content

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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May 4, 2022

Quiet day on the beach, minimal visitors.

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March 26, 2022

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.

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October 15, 2021

Beautiful day to hike in to Crescent Beach.

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July 11, 2021

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.

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June 16, 2021

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.

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June 15, 2021

Hiked in and out to Crescent Beach.

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May 22, 2021

Most of the people on Crescent Beach hiked over before low tide.

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