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Sparse driftline of small rocks, a few shells and broken Sand Dollars. A few Sanderlings foraging on the wet sand. A gathering on Western Gulls and two Harbor Seals at the mouth of New River. Wind-blown beach very flat with a slope of 3 degrees. The mouth of New River continues to migrate to the north, eroding the dunes and leaving only 0.25 miles of accessible beach of Mile 96. Average wind speed of 23.9 mph. Air and ocean teperatures of 53 and 54 degrees, respectively.

Conditions

Temperature: 53 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: SW.

Human Activities

ATV tracks in the sand. This may be from a Snowy Plover researcher or monitor.

Notable Wildlife

A few Sanderlings foraging on the wet sand. A gathering on Western Gulls and two Harbor Seals at the mouth of New River.

Driftline Content

Shells, Small rocks.

Natural Changes

New River continues to erode the dune leaving a sand cliff of 15 ft.

Actions & Comments

The mouth of New River continues to migrate to the north leaving only 0.25 miles of accessible beach of Mile 95.Wind-blown beach very flat with a slope of 3 degrees. Average wind speed of 23.9 mph. Air and ocean temperatures of 53 and 54 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.

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