Report Details

Very little man made debris compared to thelast few years. Also, very little people traffic.BUT, the main pollutant are the rubber tire stripsreported above as fishing debris. In one week(week of 05/18/09), I picked up 5 Kg of these strips.Is there any way for the crab fishermen to preventthis?

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 4.0 feet.

Human Activities

NONE

Notable Wildlife

Few Birds. I did not see an BLOYuntil 1 April 2009, and since thenI only see a few, 1 to 5 maximum.OIt seesm the BLOY population is way down from2 years backw hen i routine saw abotu 14.A few Gulls. About every 2-3 weeks, I see an Osprey.

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 2. Dead baby seals. One, very early in May, was very small, but only the boneswere present though the remains seemed fresh. One dead pup, 05/26/09, about 2-3 Kg. This dead seal may have washed out and then in again, as I saw another dead seal. But, it could have been a new sighting.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

I have seen a few Ling Cod headsover the past 3 months.Large dead Octopus observed in tidepool (Not by me, but by a friend).About 20 Kg. This is the 2nd one wehave seen wash up dead. The 1st one was last July, 2008. These Octopi are bright white with pink-orangee suckers.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Wood pieces. Rubber tire strips used to tie crab pots closed (or so I have been told)

Natural Changes

Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Visible retreat of solid bluff, Landslides/major boulder falls. Erosion seems about normal

Actions & Comments

Man made debris was very light from 01/01/09 to 04/01/09. Since then, I have picked up a few plasticbottles (about 3/week). I picked up one auto tire.BUT, the main pollutant are the rubber tire stripsreported above as fishing debris. In one week(week of 05/18/09), I picked up 5 kG of these strips.Is there any way for the crab fishermen to preventthis?

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Mile 34

July 14, 2023

This small beach area is fairly well protected as mentioned except for a privately owned section between conservation easement properties.

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Mile 34

October 3, 2020

Foggy morning hike of mile 34.

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Mile 34

July 20, 2020

We spent a good number of hours watching birds (cormorants, pigeon guillemots, adult and juvenile bald eagles, great blue heron, osprey carrying fish,  pelicans moving north, oystercatchers).

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Mile 34

March 4, 2020

Was too rocky for me to walk very far south starting at roughly the halfway point, sand moves out in October and November.

tayloreandc

Mile 34

June 4, 2019

Beautiful sunny morning on Wakeman Beach, with just a slight breeze.

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Mile 34

January 27, 2019

The most notable change has been the movement of sand from the northern half of the beach which occurs each winter.

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Mile 34

July 26, 2018

Path through old forest south of Winston property is being maintained; recent bramble clipping evident.

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decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 34

July 1, 2012

Some trash.

edbear