Mile 34 Report

March 31, 2007
by edbear

Location:
Curry
Wakeman Beach, Geisel Monument Wayside
Conditions:
Saturday 5:00 AM
Cloudy
50° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the N
Tide Level:
-1.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
0
Activities:
Concerns:
Litter
Apparent Violations:
none
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
I have noted about 6 dead Ling Codin the last week. Looks like theywere chewed. Definitely not fromfishing.
Driftline:
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Landslides/major boulder falls
Comments:
1. Erosion was fairly severe this winter.Numerous slides.However, based on a report from someone whogrew up on this mile in the 60's & 70's, thisis normal.2. Most years the sand moves out around Dec. and returns in May. This year the sand came backin Jan. and then was gone again in Feb.3. Lots of Debris after the last storm (03/27/07).I hauled out about 15 kg over a 4 day period.Mostly ropes, bumpers, plastic bottles, and 1 auto tire.
Summary:
See Comments. However, mostly normal.Very few people seen from Jan-Mar.
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2010

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2009

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2008

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2007

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2006

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