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The surf was still big but the wind had calmed down. Not many people around and about, 10 in total along this mile. What trash was on the beach was comprised of 1 bait bag, 1 bait box, 1 large zip tie, 2 plastic bottles and small plastics (a pretty clean beach). Tide line had live Sea Angels (Clione limacina). Also found an interesting peanut worm, 1 red-eyed Medusa, and 3 brown nettles.

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 8.1 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 10. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 9. Other Activities: 1 person flying a kite. It was just after a big storm, not too many people around.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

Not very many birds at all. Fewer than five sea gulls, a flock of sanderlings, and a couple crows

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. 1 Fulmar, the other I am unsure about but I took a photograph

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. There were quite a few Clione limacina, which I have not previously seen along this beach. There were also a few peanut worms.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Wood pieces.

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