Report Details

Large amount of European Beachgrass with some Gorse, wood pieces and ocean-based debris in the driftline. Many drift logs on the beach. Thirteen Snowy Plover resting or foraging on the beach. Flocks Pelicans flying south over the ocean. A flock of Sanderlings foraging the wet sand. Bald Eagle standing on a snag along the side of New River. Four Harbor Seals swimming in mouth of New River. About 104 cm of sand removed from around base of sign. A large embayment at mouth of New River. Beach slope of 5-7 degrees. Wind speed of 1.3 mph from the SW. Air and ocean temperature of 54 and 49 degrees, respectively. Low human impact(0)on the beach.

Conditions

Temperature: 54 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW.

Notable Wildlife

Thirteen Snowy Plover resting and foraging on beach. A flock of Sanderlings foraging the wet sand. Bald Eagle standing on a snag along the side of New River. Four Harbor Seals swimming in mouth of New River. Several flocks of Brown Pelicans flying south over the ocean.

Driftline Content

Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Wood pieces. Drift logs, European Beachgrass

Natural Changes

104 cm of sand removed around base of sign. A large embayment at mouth of New River

Actions & Comments

Coments: Beach slope of 5-7 degrees. Wind speed of 1.3 mph from the SW. Air and ocean temperature of 54 and 49 degrees, 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.

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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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