Report Details

This was a very quiet day given it was a Saturday afternoon. We picked up plenty of plastic after our observation. Other than the sea lion the beach was relatively calm and sparsely populated.

Conditions

Temperature: 48 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 2.6 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 7. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 2. Other Activities: driving. Breezy, wintry day.

Concerns

Litter

Disturbances: Disturbance/harassment of marine mammals

Vehicles

Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 5.

Notable Wildlife

Beached, adult sealion

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. gull

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. Near surf area. cars were driving up way too close to the sea lion.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Styrofoam, Wood pieces.

Actions & Comments

Yes, "patrolled" vehicles near sea lion so they'd stay a good distance from him.

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