Report Details

The driftline consisted of discrete clumps of kelp/algae, Eelgrass and Surfgrass as well as shells, crab molt, small rocks, Ctenophores, worm tubes, broken Sand Dollars and snail egg cases. Pacific Tiger Beetle (Cicindela bellissima) on the dry sand. Nine Brown Pelican flying to the north over the ocean. Deer tracks on the beach. Large Styrofoam wharf piece on middle of mile. Ridge/runnel formation on beach. Beach was flat with a slope of 4 degrees. Air and ocean temperatures of 54 and 56 degrees, respectively. Wind of 6.2 mph from the Northwest. One person walking on the beach.

Conditions

Temperature: 54 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW.

Human Activities

Number of people: 1. Walking or running: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Pacific Tiger Beetle (Cicindela bellissima) on the dry sand, Nine Brown Pelican flying to the north over the ocean. Deer tracks on the beach.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells, Small rocks. Ctenophores, worm tubes, broken Sand Dollars, snail egg cases

Natural Changes

Ridge/runnel forming on beach.

Actions & Comments

The kelp/algae found in the driftline were: Cystoseira, Macrocarpus, Sargassum, Fucus, Nereocystis, Postelsia, Egregia, Mazzaella, Ulva and Lessoniopsis. The flowering plants Zostra, Phyllospadix and Lasthenia maritima were also in the driftline. Large Styrofoam wharf piece in the middle of Mile 97.Beach was flat with a slope of 4 degrees.Air and ocean temperatures of 54 and 56 degrees, respectively.Wind of 6.2 mph from the Northwest.

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Mile 97

December 8, 2013

A nearly nonexistent driftline with just a few Chrysaora jellies and a few small rocks.

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Mile 97

June 9, 2013

A light diftline of a few Postelsia, some Fucus, Ulva, Hymenena and Nereocystis, crab molts, broken Sand Dollars, jellies, the Ctenophore, Pleurobrachia, the Tunicate, Salpa maxima and Phyllospadix, surfgrass.

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Mile 97

March 19, 2013

Sparse driftline of small rocks, a few shells and broken Sand Dollars, one clump of Bull Kelp (Nereocystis) and a few strands of Macrocystis.

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Mile 97

November 24, 2012

European beachgrass dominated the driftline.

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Mile 97

September 18, 2012

Shells, rocks, crab carapaces, a few kelp/algae, wood, green phytoplankton scum, broken sand dollars in driftline.

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Mile 97

June 17, 2012

Light driftline of many Ctenophores, small rocks, a few shells and crab carapaces, one Sea Star and pieces of the flowering plant, Lasthenia maritima.

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Mile 97

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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Mile 97

September 19, 2011

The beach consisted of a high ridge of accumulated sand with a six degree slope and lagoons in the runnel.

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