Mile 34 Report

March 4, 2020
by tayloreandc

Location:
Curry
Wakeman Beach, Geisel Monument Wayside
Conditions:
Wednesday 12:30 PM
Sunny
50° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the NE
Tide Level:
0.5 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
1
Dogs:
1
Activities:
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:

Was too rocky for me to walk very far south starting at roughly the halfway point, sand moves out in October and November. Walked north to promontory where sand build up was evident. Most debris, plastic and rubber strips, was near the northern promontory.  Only saw oyster catchers and seagulls.

  • from halfway point south towards Hubbards Mound. Becomes sandy during the summer.
    March 4, 2020
  • looking north at northern promontory, sandy build up in winter will remain sandy during the summer but several feet lower.
    March 4, 2020
Other Mile 34 Reports (12)

2020

July 20, 2020 - alcyonlord@gmail.com
We spent a good number of hours watching birds (cormorants, pigeon guillemots, adult and juvenile bald eagles, great blue heron, osprey carrying fish,  pelicans moving north, oystercatchers).There is...

2019

June 4, 2019 - tayloreandc
Beautiful sunny morning on Wakeman Beach, with just a slight breeze.  I was unable to access the southern half of the beach because of rocks. (see attached photograph.)  
January 27, 2019 - tayloreandc
The most notable change has been the movement of sand from the northern half of the beach which occurs each winter.  Although it restores each summer and early autumn it has lessened over the past 20...

2018

July 26, 2018 - lordfamily
Path through old forest south of Winston property is being maintained; recent bramble clipping evident. Some human footprints in the sand around the bottom of the Geisel Monument beach access (that...
  • bluff slump
  • Land mass slump

2012

July 1, 2012 - edbear
Some trash. I have found about 4 plastic bottles that are definitely from Japan. The rest are local. And, quite a lot of styrofoam. I thought some of the big pieces were not from Japan, and...

2010

May 13, 2010 - edbear
PERIOD COVERED 01/1010 - 05/13/10TRASH: Very little trash up until April/May 2010. Very little driftwood this year as opposed to last year (2009). In April, I began to see a lot of the rubber...

2009

June 14, 2009 - edbear
Very little man made debris compared to thelast few years. Also, very little people traffic.BUT, the main pollutant are the rubber tire stripsreported above as fishing debris. In one week(week of...

2008

July 4, 2008 - edbear
1. Dead Seals:4 baby dead seals found on beach from early April to Mid-May. Two were badly mutilated, certainly before they washed up on the shore. One seal had no noticeable injuries, but was...

2007

July 21, 2007 - edbear
Nothing very unusual except for the large number of dead baby seals this spring. We had a lot of rough surf around the time of birthing. I am sure that had something to do with it.Also, large...
March 31, 2007 - edbear
See Comments. However, mostly normal.Very few people seen from Jan-Mar.

2006

October 30, 2006 - edbear
Dead seal (white). About 75 kG. Washed in and out with tides and weather. No visible injuries. Slow disintegration due to colder weather and no vultures (they migrate South around September). Finally...
January 7, 2006 - edbear
100kg dead seal, finally disintegrated after about 4 weeks, helped by turkey vultures