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Little driftline but with some small rocks on the wet sand. Large flocks of shorebirds flying south along the beach. Flocks of Sanderlings, Dunlins, Semipalmated Plovers and Snowy Plovers foraging on wet sand. We watched on Snowy Plover chase another with a large food item. Two dead Common Murres. Beach with a 7 degree slope, no wind and air temperature of 52.5 degrees F. Ocean temperature was 52.1 degrees F. Erosion of foredune by high storm waves. One auto tire and inner tube. Little human debris on beach. Low human impact (0).

Conditions

Temperature: 52 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 6.4 feet.

Notable Wildlife

3 Snowy Plovers. We watched a Snowy Plover chasing another Snowy Plover with a large food item. Large flocks of shorebirds flying south along the beach. Sanderlings, Semipalmated Plovers and Dunlins foraging on wet sand. Brown Pelicans flying off shore.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. 2 Common Murre

Driftline Content

Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Small rocks. Little driftline, one tire and inner tube.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune. Beach has 7 degree slope.

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Mile 96

August 23, 2015

Report from Diane and Dave BilderbackHere on the south coast, we have been having a wash up of a pelagic purple tunicate, Dolioletta gegenbauri, that at times causes a deep purple wash on the beach and also has colored small sand pools.

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December 8, 2013

A nearly nonexistent driftline with just a few small rocks.

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June 9, 2013

Shells, small rocks, pieces of jellies, broken Sand Dollars, a few Hydrozoa, Pleurobrachia Ctenophores, Phyllospadix, surfgrass, one stickleback fish and Porphyra in the driftline.

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March 19, 2013

Sparse driftline of small rocks, a few shells and broken Sand Dollars.

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November 24, 2012

European Dunegrass dominated the driftline with a few Bull Kelp and Sea Palm.

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September 18, 2012

Shells, rocks, a few kelp/algae, green phytoplankton scum, broken Sand Dollars, crab carapaces and Ctenophores in driftline.

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June 17, 2012

Light driftline of many Ctenophores, small rocks and a few shells and crab carapaces.

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December 30, 2011

Light driftline with fresh water aquatic plants- Myriophyllum (Water Milfoil), terrestrial plant debris-stems, leaves and needles and saltwater plants, Phyllospadix (Surfgrass)and Eelgrass, Zostera.

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