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Dead Gumboots were interesting, why so many? The specimen of squid we found was really interesting too! Not sure why the person clamming was so dodgy, but at least they got dinner for the night! Great day on Mile 46!

Conditions

Temperature: 59 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: -0.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 6. Walking or running: 2. Tidepooling: 3. One person was clamming. They were very brief on conversation when approched and left immediately after being contacted. Concerning behavior . Seem to have a lot of clams in his bucket (was unable to count an amount). Cannot confirm if person was in violation of any regulations. A great day for tide pooling and a family seemed to be having a great time down on the beach!

Concerns

Shellfish or invertebrate collection

Apparent violations: One person was clamming. They were very brief on conversation when approched and left immediately after being contacted. Concerning behavior . Seem to have a lot of clams in his bucket (was unable to count an amount).

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

Oyster Catchers, Seagulls, LARGE Sea Stars (pisaster), kelp crabs and much more!

Beached Birds

None!

Stranded Marine Mammals

None, Yay.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. We found 8 dead Gumboot Chitons! Much more than normal. Also, one dead Octopus. It was about 1 1/2 inches from head to tentacle tip and perfectly clear! To bad my camera wasn't working. The clear body allowed you to see its "head/brain" like structure on the inside. Super Neat!

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Shells, Styrofoam, Wood pieces.

Actions & Comments

No major problems to address. Just observations..... A great day to be down on Mile 46!

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Mile 46

August 11, 2016

Just another great day on the beach with good people.

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May 12, 2016

It was a very normal day down on the beach.

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November 12, 2015

It was a beautiful day on the beach!

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July 10, 2015

A few dead animals and many live ones!

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May 14, 2015

Overall, it was a great day on the beach.

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February 13, 2015

It is AMAZING the amount of sand that has been removed (naturally) by scouring.

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February 10, 2014

This trip to the beach proved to be very interesting.

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Mile 46

August 14, 2013

How the beach does change!

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