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Mile 8 Report
February 22, 2015
Another beautiful February day welcomed a number of beachgoers at Harris Beach State Park.
Another beautiful February day welcomed a number of beachgoers at Harris Beach State Park. The beach area was vast at low tide and the surface had been swept clean of debris by the recent King Tides. Only a few pieces of wood were found in the driftline. Tidepool observations included Ochre, Blood, and Leather sea stars, beautiful sea anemones, a gumboot chiton and several Black Katy chitons. Photos taken in January during King Tides showed waves licking the bottom part of the stairs/ramp leading from the lower parking lot at Harris Beach State Park to the beach.
Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 1.0 feet.
Number of people: 13. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 9. Photography: 2. Tidepooling: 2.
Apparent violations: 3 dogs were not on leashes.
Cars/trucks parking: 6. RVs/Buses parking: 2.
In some of the tidepools healthy Ochre seas stars were plentiful and a few leather stars were also spotted. A blood star, a gumboot chiton, and several Black Katy chitons were also found.
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Found today 10-12’ decomposing body of a sea lion washed up on the rocks at the cove at the most northern point of mile 8 appears to have been dead for some time and is very fragrant Turkey vulture activity has been high here for the last several days and I guess I discovered why!
Mile 8, Harris Beach SP Picnic Area was full of activity this beautiful Saturday morning with plenty of sunshine and fresh air.
After several days of rain families and individuals were enjoying a sunny morning at Harris Beach State Park.