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High tide extended to foredune with water accumulated in runnel. Outflow channels cut across the sand ridge. Sand removed from around cement boat dock. A few shells, crab carapices,rocks and kelp as well as one skate egg case with more numerous Polyorchis jellies and jelly pieces and wood in the driftline. Green diatom scum also in driftline A flock of Double-crested Cormorants flew north over beach. Large flocks of Western Gulls resting on beach. Dunlin and Sanderlings resting and foraraging on wet sand. Dead birds were 4 Common Murre and 2 juvenile Western Gulls. Two clumps of rope and one wad of fish net on beach. Plastic bottles, Clorox container and plastic basket on beach. Beach slope of 5 degrees. Air temperature of 55 degrees. Wind speed of 5.1 mph. Low human impact (0).

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW.

Notable Wildlife

Large flocks of Western Gulls resting on beach. Dunlin and Sanderlings resting and foraging on beach. Double-crested Cormorants flying north over surf.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 6. Common Murre 4Western Gull juvenile 2

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Polyorchis jelliesskate egg case

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces. jelly pieces

Actions & Comments

Comments: High tide extended to foredune. Water accumulated behind ridge in runnel with outflow channels cut across ridge. Two clumps of rope and one small wad of fish net on beach. Beach slope of 5 degrees. Sand removed from around cement dock. Kelp/algae were Nereocystis, Egregia, Macrocystis and Postelsia.

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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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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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