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Calm day on the beach. Tide was high and about 20 people were walking along the beach. One couple was picking up trash, which may be why I saw so little non-organic debris (two plastic bags and a crab float with a rope attached). There was a small diatom bloom occurring in the middle of the mile. Tide line consisted of marine grass, woody debris, and barnacle molts. Found two juvenile flatfish, one dead the other alive. Also found three live Red-eyed Medusa. A murder of crows, consisting of about 25 individuals, were feeding along the tide line.

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 9.1 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 20. Walking or running: 18. Other Activities: 2 people picking up trash.

Notable Wildlife

A murder of crows (approximately 25 individuals) were feeding along the shoreline. No other birds except the crows were present (not even a single gull).

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. 1 dead seagull.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

One dead and one live juvenile flatfish.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces.

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