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A nearly nonexistent driftline with just a few small rocks. Beach was flat with large amounts of decaying Bull Kelp sloping at 8 degrees to the ocean. The outlet of New River continues to move north leaving only 0.27 of a mile of Mile 96 accessible from the north. Four Harbor Seals in New River. One dead Common Murre entangled in a fishing lure. Sunny day with wind speed of 7.2 mph from the NW. Air and ocean temperatures of 37 and 46 degrees F., respectively.

Conditions

Temperature: 37 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW.

Notable Wildlife

Two Harbor Seals in the mouth of New River and two Harbor Seals in the river.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. Enganglement: 1. Common Murre entangled in a fishing lure.

Driftline Content

Small rocks.

Actions & Comments

A nearly nonexistent driftline with just a few small rocks. Beach was flat with large amounts of decaying Bull Kelp sloping at 8 degrees to the ocean. The outlet of New River continues to move north leaving only 0.27 of a mile of Mile 96 accessible from the north. Sunny day with wind speed of 7.2 mph from the NW. Air and ocean temperatures of 37 and 46 degrees F., respectively.

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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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Mile 96

December 8, 2013

A nearly nonexistent driftline with just a few small rocks.

D Bilderback

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 96

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.

D Bilderback

Mile 96

March 19, 2013

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

D Bilderback

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 96

November 24, 2012

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

D Bilderback

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 96

September 18, 2012

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

D Bilderback

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 96

June 17, 2012

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

D Bilderback

Mile 96

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.

D Bilderback