Report Details

Light driftline of many Ctenophores, small rocks and a few shells and crab carapaces. Four Whimbrel at mouth of New River and two Whimbrels flying north. One banded Snowy Plover foraging on beach. One dead Sooty Shearwater. Tiger Beetles along Twomile Creek. A fresh beaver trail and tracks were found along Twomile Creek. Beach flat with slope of 2 degrees. Air and ocean temperatures of 77 and 59 degrees, respectively. Wind of 12.1 mph from the NW. Sky overcast with intermittant fog.

Conditions

Temperature: 77 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW.

Notable Wildlife

One banded Snowy Plover, four Whimbrels at the mouth of New River. Two Whimbrels flying north. Tiger beetles on Twomile Creek.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. 1 Sooty Shearwater.

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells, Small rocks.

Actions & Comments

Ocean temperatures of 59 degrees. Wind of 12.1 mph from the NW. Sky overcast with intermittant fog.

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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

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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