Mile 113 Report

June 8, 2008
by rheadohner

Fivemile Creek, north Sacchi Beach
Sunday 9:30 AM
Humans / Pets:
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Shorebirds foraging at surfline.
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Kelp or Algae·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)·Small rocks·Wood pieces
See General Comment.
New Development:
Natural Changes:
The driftline contained about 50 feet of 1/2' poly line entangled with bull kelp, about 20 feet of drift net, large balls of bull kelp with sea palm and occassional eel grass and multiple sea palms.Picked up and removed line, net, small pieces of platic, bottles, beer can and short pieces of poly line.
Kelp/algae (large knots of bull kelp and multiple sea palms), occasional eelgrass, small rocks, wood pieces, land-and ocean-based debris in driftline. Shorebirds foraging at surfline. About 50 ft of line entangled in bull kelp and about 20 ft of drift net as well as small pieces of plastic, bottles, beer cans and short pieces of rope were removed from the beach. Low human impact (0).
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    June 8, 2008
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    June 8, 2008
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September 2, 2007 - rheadohner
Kelp/algae, shells, animal casings, wood pieces, Styrofoam, ocean-based debris (plastic bottles, pallet) in driftline. Large number of crab carapaces, clam shells and clumps of mussels. Auto tire...
June 5, 2007 - rheadohner
Kelp/algae, animal casing, wood pieces, styrofoam and plastic bottles in driftline. Stern portion and piece of hull on high beach. Low human impact (0).
March 22, 2007 - gary j
A thin sparse wrack of shells, wood pieces, styrofoam. Ocean-based debris included foam floats, eight square feet of heavy netting, an assortment of plastic jugs and a broken large plastic container...
January 3, 2007 - rheadohner
Storms and high tides made Sacchi Beach inaccessible. Much sand removed from beach, leaving only a few low drifts.


September 10, 2006 - rheadohner
Kelp, shells, crab casings and ocean-based debris in driftline. Transverse dunes observed on 8/28/06, but leveled on 9/10/06. Major accumulation of sand against rock at north end of Sacchi Beach....