Report Details

Light driftline of kelp(Macrocysytis, Fucus, Porphyra and Cystoseira), rocks, a few shells and broken sand dollars, a few Ctenophores in driftline. Five Harbor Seals swimming in the New River outlet and nearby ocean. Beach flat with a slope of 5 degrees. Snowy Plover Habitat Restoration area roped and posted. Logs, wood and some ocean-based debris at southern end of mile. Air temperature of 48 degrees F and ocean temperature of 50.7 degrees F. Wind from SW at 11.6 mph. Outflow of New River broad, deep and fast-moving and has moved north creating a five-foot sand bluff. There was a second bluff of two feet on the lower bench to the water's edge. Two riptide embayments on mile. Low human impact (0).

Conditions

Temperature: 48 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW.

Notable Wildlife

5 Harbor Seals in the mouth of the New River and adjacent ocean.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. 1 Northern Fulmar

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Small rocks. Broken sand dollars.

Actions & Comments

A small amount of the kelps: Macrocystis, Fucus, Porphyra and Cystosiera in the driftline. Ctenophores in Driftline. Two riptide embayments within the mile. Logs, wood and some ocean-based debris at southern end of mile. Beach flat with a slope of 5 degrees. Snowy Plover Habitat Restoration area roped off and posted. Outflow of New River broad, deep and fast-moving. Flow of New River moving north and eroding the sand, creating a five-foot sand bluff. There was a second drop of two feet from a lower bench to the water's edge.

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