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We had a great time! We scheduled our office trip the same weekend SOLV was doing their clean; met lots of people. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary and it was a great morning for walking the beach. There seemed to be a strange amount of dead birds as well as 100s of crab shells. Certain areas looked like a battle field with all the cracked shells.


Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light.

Human Activities

Number of people: 75. Number of dogs: 30. Playing in surf: 11. Playing in sand: 22. Photography: 2. Other Activities: cleaning beach, 40.


Shellfish or invertebrate collection


Cars/trucks parking: 4. RVs/Buses parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Large amount of seaweed.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 8. Enganglement: 1.

Driftline Content

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

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