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All in all, it was a lovely day! A gorgeous, sunny day on the coast and we did a beach cleanup that day as well. Mr. Betz's 8th grade class was along for the day to make special tide pool observations, and then help the Community Team with a beach survey and cleanup. It's great to be a part of a community that cares so much for its environment!

Conditions

Temperature: 62 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 3.2 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 23. Walking or running: 2. Sitting: 1. Tidepooling: 20. Driftwood Elementary's 8th grade class were out making tide pool observations for a class project that day. They also helped the Redfish Rocks Community Team with a beach cleanup effort. We collected about 4 bags of trash!

Concerns

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

Lots of pelicans out today, and of course...gulls. Most of the driftwood is high on the beach in the drift line. There were about 50 pacific gumboots on the beach today (in the high drift line). Most appeared to be dead or on their way out.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

We did see one dead Irish Lord on the beach.

Driftline Content

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

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune.

Actions & Comments

I have been photo-documenting a few of the erosion spots that appear to be new, and will continue to do so.

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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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August 14, 2013

How the beach does change!

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