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Like having our own private beach . . . not another footprint. Another beautiful day on the mile. Most pleasantly, the marine/beach debris was significantly not present. Time of season? Awareness and action? Whatever the cause, it's a good thing.

Conditions

Temperature: 57 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 5.8 feet.

Human Activities

2 adults in one car in parking lot at Frankport site, and 1 adult on bicycle at same site. They were not on the beach.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

8 BLOY observed - 2 adults, 1 adult and 1 juvenile, 2 adults and 2 juveniles. Pectoral sandpiper (a first for us!); Killdeer, feral pigeons, 1 Brandt's Cormorant, 1 Pelagic Corm., Savannah Sparrows, Black Turnstone; Turkey Vulture. Significant numbers of Sea Palms and reddish-purple algaes (?) in drift lines.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 4. 2 adult and 1 juvenile Common Murre (not in same place); 1 adult W. Gull

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass.

New Development

Steps down bluff.

Actions & Comments

Previously reported, especially since stairs were gone for a period of time and have since been re-built in a more permanent fashion. Uncertain of significance (lawful?) in being cemented into the sandy dune.

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January 12, 2017

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September 9, 2016

Beautiful day on beautiful beach.

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April 2, 2016

Mussel Ck.

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December 19, 2015

The mile could not be accessed from Arizona Beach -- Mussel Creek was impassable; the southern access from Frankport site was flooded, we parked in the area south of that.

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August 26, 2015

Tracks of apparently illegal vehicle spotted.

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June 22, 2015

Seasonal sands have arrived, making this mile very accessible.

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March 19, 2015

Mussel Creek channel is meandering, narrower and deepening.

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November 16, 2014

Mussel Creek continues to flow south to north, and then west to join the ocean.

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