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First time ever walking this beach after many many times observing it from the public rest area on the bluff above. Surprised at the amount of people using the beach at this time of yearVery surprise by number and variety of dead sea birdsQuite surprised to find a fairly large dead marine mammal, possibly recently washed up on the beach

Conditions

Temperature: 63 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 0.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 20. Number of dogs: 6. Walking or running: 18. Photography: 2. First time ever actually walking this beach though I frequently visit the rest area at Battle Rock. Beach obviously gets lots of visitors even in the "off" season. More littler than I would have like to see. I was in position to do anything about but I or someone needs to bring a little bag some time sooner rather than later

Concerns

Litter

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 12.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 4. 1 small unidentified black bird, maybe a dipper1 unidentified gull2 unidentified marine birds

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. possible whale or dolphinMain carcass found 2-300 yards North of gut pileCarcass being heavily fed upon by birds

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Shells, Small rocks, Styrofoam.

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Beach southeast of Battle Rock, north of Hubbard Creek

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Beach southeast of Battle Rock, north of Hubbard Creek

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Beach southeast of Battle Rock, north of Hubbard Creek

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Beach southeast of Battle Rock, north of Hubbard Creek

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Beach southeast of Battle Rock, north of Hubbard Creek

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Driftwood 5th graders had a wonderful day at their first observation of their adopted mile.

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Beach southeast of Battle Rock, north of Hubbard Creek

November 18, 2022

On a mild, sunny Friday in November we found the beach pretty quiet.

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