Report Details

Very light driftline of a few shells, rocks, jellies, and feathers. Raccoons have been digging holes on the high beach. Large flocks of Least Sandpipers and Sanderlings. A Raven,two Dunlins and a Snowy Plover also were sighted. Raptor tracks on beach. Harbor Seal in lagoon. The ocean is washing over a large portion of the south beach. Beach slope of 4 degrees. Wind speed of 5.1 mph from the north. Air and ocean temperature of 50 and 51.6 degrees F, respectively.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N.

Notable Wildlife

Large flocks of Least Sandpipers, Sanderlings, Raven, two Dunlins, one Snowy Plover, and raptor tracks on beach. Raccoon digs along beach. Harbor Seal in the Two-mile Creek/New River Lagoon.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells, Small rocks. Very light driftline. A few jellies (Chrysaora fuscescens and Aurelia labiata), feathers, old Bull Kelp (Nereocystis) knots.

Natural Changes

Beach slope of 4 degrees.

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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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