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293 stu and barb 09/14/2021

Observed approx. 40 people, 17 dogs, and just a few seagulls.  A very clean drift line including several large jellyfish.  The high tide line and beach fire sites contained the typical momentos left by inconsiderate beach visitors...cans, bottles, plastic, socks (3), masks (2), poop bags (2), and half a dozen beach toys.  12 dead birds were also noted.  Was hoping for a more positive report this time...but alas.

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101 GarrettSEA 09/13/2021

Very nice day on the beach, a fair number of folks on beach, very few birds on the islands, Gulls and Cormorants mostly.  One dieing harbor seal just north of mile 101 being proteted by stranding volunteers. Note, unable to add photo of the dead bird as it was greater than the 8 MB limit and do not know how to reduce the size.

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291 MossierJ 09/12/2021

1 live murrelet, 1 dead murrelet, 1 dead cormorant.  Didn't know what to do about the live murrelet on the beach.  Called North Coast Wildlife Center, but it was after hours.  Left the bird on the beach.

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281 dianalt333 09/11/2021

Weather was very pleasant which made for an enjoyable September day doing a Coastwatch mile.  It was low tide upon arrival with small waves, gradually increasing in size later in the day. Beach was very clean with hardly any trash or ocean debris, seaweed, or kelp.

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224 malachite 09/11/2021

Pretty day on the beach,  I was on the beach when the tide was going out, my South Beach tide table indicates the low tide in SB was at 9:43 am & 1.43'.    The water line was pretty far out, alot of the beach often underwater was exposed.    The two dogs (one was mine) on the beach did not chase the few birds I saw: maybe 15 gulls & 10 or 11 crows.  I did hear some bird calls on my way back that I didn't recognize.  I don't do sound direction that well, the sounds seemed to come from over the water--I could see some birds way out over the water, didn't have binoculars w/me so could not even hazard a guess as to identification.    Always possible I was hearing land-based bird calls.   I am very familiar w/the sounds black oystercatchers make so am sure I wasn't hearing them.  

    I saw few people, all appeared to be enjoying a quiet uncrowded time on a beautiful beach or the water.   

The community above/adjacent to the beach is showing signs of being overwhelmed & overrun.   Welcome to Zanzibar in the US!

I've posted no photos as I don't know how to reduce them as required by Coastwatch, and it's my impression CW no longer allows photographers to copyright any photos they post.

 

  

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129 [email protected] 09/10/2021

Beautiful day at the beach.  Cloudy, but warm and sun shining through the clouds.  Pleasant breeze.

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307 patecobb 09/09/2021

It was a quiet but foggy moring on cove beach.  A lot of sand has washed up this summer so there was tons of beach for just a 0.5 low tide. Lots of pelicans hanging out by the bird rocks.  There was lots of sand all the way through the arch leading to Arch Cape, and possible to walk in shallow water around the big rock separating the beaches.

This was the first time I've ever seen a shark washed up on the beach. It was spotted the night before by Miles and still seems relatively whole.  No indication as to why it died or had washed up.  The shark is about 3 ft long and was located just north of the bird rocks.

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219 YHONA 09/08/2021

Fog and low visibility were evident during today's survey. Low number of visitors at both beaches as well.

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225 CherieE53 09/03/2021 DISPATCH

I saw only a few surfers on the beach below the Devils Punchbowl state park trying to surf, but there was not enough wave action to surf. The cliffs appeared to be stable, and there were no falling trees. I did see about 4 Brown Pelicans, 10 Harbor Seals sunning themselves, and some Western Gulls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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261 beattieb 09/02/2021

Minimal garbage was found for thIs high use area.  I have heard volunteer citizens frequently clean up this area.  However there were still dog poop bags, discarded or lost jackets, head bands, shoes and some plastic bottle, coffee cup and can garbage visible.  

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225 CherieE53 09/02/2021 DISPATCH

All the visitors I saw were just taking pictures and enjoying the views. No one went beyond the fences. I saw 5 harbor seals sunning themselves, 20 Brown Pelican. and 26 Common Murres.

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196 Pardiatthebeach 09/01/2021

Beach was windswept and empty of debris. However at waterline there were hundreds of jellyfish pieces and a few whole jellyfish. 

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200 KFunk 09/01/2021

Entered the beach at Patterson State Park to start this mile south of Patterson Creek. The creek was easy to cross. The multitude of Crystal Jellies on the driftline continued for the whole mile walking south. Observed 2 dead birds in the driftline and 1 dead bird buried in the sand closer to the dunes. Many walkers and runners were enjoying this beautiful sunny morning, as well as, a family playing in the sand and bikers riding by the surf. The dogs observed were either on a leash or in control by the owner. Reached the end of the mile near Big Stump and walked back near the dunes and bluffs. Saw evidence of erosion of the dunes and observed many large logs on top of the dunes. The bluffs also showed evidence of erosion.
 

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1 jessejones 08/31/2021 DISPATCH

Most important observation was the dumped contruction material - mostly wood -  at the end of a rough trail down the west side of dune. Reported it to the staff at the travel center, who also walk the beach, and to the ranger at Harris Beach. Plenty of colorfulful seaweed in the multicolored cobble and in the wrack. A few beachcombers picking up driftwood sticks and rocks. 

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185 Lfleming 08/30/2021

A lovely day and the summer sand is still there making it easy to walk.  A lot of people (23)  with their dogs (11)  but most stayed in the first couple sections of the beach.  One group was flying kites.  The tide wasn't really low so we didn't see any seastars out on the rocks.   One section of the beach had a lot of small dead jellyfish but they had been there awhile so we couldn't tell which kind.  Not much wind. A very pleasant day to be there. 

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26 hobbins 08/29/2021

Due to the wind there was not much activity on the beach. there was a bit more trash to pick up caught in the grasses.

There were no sand dollars on the beach.

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275 allison 08/28/2021

a photo of the drainfield pipes revealed by the dune eroding

photo of garbage picked up 

 

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255 bballentine 08/26/2021

Nice day for a walk on beach and saw several others doing same. Started walk with sun, ended with hevy cloud cover and light rain. Beach remains very clean with no plastic bottles, styrofoam, shotgun shells, etc. which were very common in years past. 

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303 angela whitlock 08/23/2021 DISPATCH View full report 2
99 tbowspencer 08/23/2021

Late August  along Mile 99 shows noticably lower sand dunes than in previous years. Both Johnson and Crooked Creeks are at very low levels less than 2 inches deep as they enter the ocean. There is more erosion of the bluff along the east bank of Johnson Creek, with large gorse roots exposed.

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206 Fawn and Mike 08/22/2021 DISPATCH

Large number of pelicans

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219 YHONA 08/20/2021

3 dead murres were identified at Cobble Beach. 2 of the remains appeared to be chicks and 1 of them was tagged by COASST. It was relatively calm for a Friday afternoon, as there weren't many visitors at either of the beaches. 

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184 simmonsk 08/19/2021

A warm foggy day on Ocean Beach brought out lots of walkers enjoying the day.  There are numerous sand dunes on the beach.  The caves mid beach are almost completely filled with sand.  Most dunes are under 6 feet high.  The debris line from mid beach to the north end was filled with a large concentration of jellies of all sizes.  Most were less than 3 inches but some were as large as 10 inches across.  The water was full of them as well.  I also noted several palm kelp in the debris line.  I also noted that the stairs leading to the beach are now covered with graffiti.  On a positive note, I didn't find any trash on this trip.  

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245 TerryH 08/18/2021

Unlike the recent stranding on a beach in Seaside, there were no sand dollars on Roads End beach, not even broken ones.  Truck tire tracks indicate the Park Ranger had been by recently.  A lot of people enjoying a lazy summer day at the beach.

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339 edjoyce 08/18/2021

All looked normal for a summer day.

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325 jessejones 08/16/2021

Visited this beach to look for sand dollar or snail die offs reported elsewhere in the last couple of days. Didn't see any live sand dollars, just broken ones - which seemed normal. A few Dungeness shells, different sizes. Very few jellies. Muggy day, warmish water, cloudy, feels like rain. Tire tracks went south of the driving boundary though not too far. 

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290 MossierJ 08/16/2021

Large Fishing boat stranded on the sand above the high tide line about 100' from north jetty rocks.  Boat came in sometime Saturday, 8/14.  Several people (with one piece of heavy equipment) were trying to move the boat.  When we left, they were still working on it.  Could not smell any oil or gas.  

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220 DKPowell 08/15/2021

The continued exposure of pipes shows continued erosion along the shore cliffs/bluffs. Since I went later in the day there were more people (and dogs) present.

I have changed my routine--I am no longer going down to the northern rock face of Yaquina Head for the "keyhole photo". The slippery rocks finally caught up with me--a slight fall back in May.

An unusal note: I saw an Oregon Coast Trail marker at my usual beach access/egress point. It wasn't there in May (unless I missed it--VERY UNLIKELY). The new (release date of March 15, 2021) OCT trail map has a small map and instructions that would have people leaving the beach and going up the old surfers way on 55th. And in going up, there was no second marker to show which way to go at a triple intersection!!!

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160 mbbsmile 08/12/2021

Snowy plover fencing intact and no one violating that rule. Dogs not allowed on beach but dogs did not go into the fenced in area.

Beautiful day at the beach. Large white clam shells and many crab shells.

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181 lectricriderone 08/11/2021

It was a quiet morning at mile 181.  I didn't find any litter or plastic.  The waves were small.  The beach had dunes which had trapped small ponds of water.  Weeks of windy days has caused this. Usually it's very flat on the sand.  There was a hint of smoke on the western horrizon, otherwise it was clear.  

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240 mulholland 08/09/2021

The beach was quite clean and free from any obvious issues.  

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182 mj6dolphin 08/07/2021

Thousands of 1 inch tubes in the drift line. Not sure what they are some type of invertebrates or casing. The beach has been sculpted into small ridges making walking difficult unless you are walking by the water.

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325 jayredbt 08/06/2021 DISPATCH

Saw multiple whale spouts close to shore. 

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291 JGarcia 08/05/2021 DISPATCH

I didn't walk the whole mile on this date.  A friend texted, telling me that there was a dead mammal on the beach.  I walked down and found the dead animal (porpoise or dolphin) and took several photographs.  I reported this to the Marine Mammal stranding people at Oregon State. I did notice that the summer beach has built up quite a bit, and large driftwood logs have begun to submerge in the accumulated sand.

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191 LyndaC 08/03/2021

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210 mrkopplin 08/02/2021 View full report 3
203 JLcoasties 08/01/2021

Large number of people on the beach today.   The dunes are growing and the wind has pushed back a lot of the sand areas that were lost in the storms or last winter.

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203 Nancy Thomas 08/01/2021

Flock of 100 + shorebirds, cliff soil graffiti, building of large sand dunes, and interesting ocean lakes seen due to low tide. 

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239 ORbeach 08/01/2021

We thought it would be foggy on the beach, given the weather the past few days, but it turned out clear and sunny.  Persistent chilly north wind, though.  The harbor seal colony was a little closer to the mouth of the Siletz River than normal, but all grouped together.  Social distancing is not a thing with them.  Estimated 150 seals or more in the group.  Saw several crystal jellies stranded in the sand at the edge of the rivermouth.  Very little trash ... we picked up 5 small items.

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60 cshepherd50 08/01/2021 View full report 1
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14 artist 08/01/2021

There was nothing unusual to report, despite that many footprints in the cliffside dunes indicate lots of recent visitors.

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204 Jon French 08/01/2021

With the closure of the Driftwood Wayside parking area for construction of OSU's PacWave South wave energy testing project, hardly anyone was on the beach despite this being a beautiful summer weekend. In the Driftwood parking area (and unseen about 120 feet below the seafloor), work continues on the PacWave project. See attached photos, and for details and construction updates see:

http://pacwaveenergy.org/constructionupdates/

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116 alaingamerica 07/31/2021

A pleasant weekend day out at the Cape brought several groups to the South Cove, despite it not being a minus tide (when I typically do my reports). Three people fishing reported catch 3 fish each. A new water source at the base of the access trail will be monitored. We found two dead animals we couldn't identify. See picture. It was about 6 by 2 inches. An inside of a mussle, maybe?? The underside seemed to have a sort of foot. Didn't take a picture of that.

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222 222Tender 07/31/2021 View full report 0
283 CherieE53 07/31/2021 DISPATCH

The whole state park was in the fog. The visitors stayed on the trails and had their dogs and children under control.

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195 WetWabbit 07/31/2021

I walked Mile 195 with my dog Westly on his eleventh birthday. It was a pleasant day, not too hot or cold. There were fewer beach walkers than I expected at this time when many visitors are escaping heat in the valley. The only unusual item to report is the observation of vehicle tracks along the whole mile of beach, originating farther north. This is evidently a violation, as the beach is posted just north of Starr Creek for "no vehicles."

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1 mmcdowell 07/31/2021

Beach looks super clean; no litter except for one dog poo bag. People activity concentrated nearer to Vistor Center on south side of river and closer to mouth of river on north side. Activities: surf fishing, family gatherings, walkers; everyone behaving nicely and happy even in the fog (warm with no wind). Observed vehicle tracks in soft sand mid slope. I walked past park boundary south to rental cabins at south end of beach where there were several more people, some with a beach fire and some playing in the ocean. I was on the beach 1.5 hours.

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49 JaneSkipLegacy 07/31/2021

Was a very nice day, but very few people on the main beach. The largest concentration was a family of 7 chatting up the 3 men fishing in the surf on the little beach to the north of Battle Rock. Some of the kids were playing in the sand, there. We did not try to go out very far onto the rocks around the headland. The beach was free from much in the way of litter, and the main beach really only had one person and dog besides the three of us. Not much to see and report on, other than the signs of the beach fires, especially one that looked like it was a giant bonfire. See photo.

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48 JaneSkipLegacy 07/31/2021

Hubbard Creek has "drifted" pretty far north/northwest, but it appears to be natural.

There were several groups of people on the beach and coming down while we did the report. I only counted the cars in the lot when we arrived. There were more when we finished. Most activities appeared "normal" and didn't see anything of concern.

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202 Jon French 07/31/2021

The fog and north wind of the past few days eased this morning, and although there was no sun to speak of, plenty of people and their dogs were out enjoying the beach.

This year's Western Snowy Plover breeding season seems to have concluded, with 48 nests located and monitored on the sand beaches of Lincoln County, 33 of them between Alsea Spit and Seal Rock. This compares to 21 nests located in Lincoln County last year. Unfortunately, only one of this year's nests is known to have hatched a chick, which apparently didn't survive. It's difficult to identify the cause of a nest failure, but predation (probably mostly by crows), tidal over wash, and windblown sand seem to have been major factors. Snowy Plovers winter here on Mile 202, and I encountered 8-10 today in the area where they congregate, perhaps gathering now that the breeding season is effectively over.

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220 Hillsideshack 07/31/2021

Chilly windy morning on 220. Lots of birds: 2 squadrons of pelicans flew over, 4 eagles, 9 Turkey vultures, a bunch of shorebirds and 2 separate gulls who were behaving out of the ordinary. One gull was up against the bluff sitting and not moving (other than his head) and another (pictured) who was in the higher beach area also not moving. This is really uncommon on 220 as most gulls will walk or fly off as you approach. I left lots of distance but tried to see if they were entangled by something (didn't see anything from afar. I post it here only because it was unusual behavior. The usual huge drainage pipes are still becoming more exposed from the bluff. Some plastics but not much with the wind blowing pretty hard.

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196 Pardiatthebeach 07/31/2021

Quiet cloudy morning with a sprinkling of rain. Very little debris. Sand is building back in on top portion of beach. 

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325 jayredbt 07/30/2021

Nice foggy afternoon. Crowded. Interesting to watch the seagull eat the fish. I'm not sure if it killed the fish or scavenged it. 

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143 kmwifish 07/30/2021

We arrived at Wincheser Bay smack dab in the middle of Dune Fest.  The campgrounds were full and the number of people and vehicles of all kinds, including what seemed like a dune buggy for every human, was staggering.  Vehicles were parked on both sides of the road leading out to Umpqua Dunes.  Needless to say, I'd never attended Dune Fest and will avoid it, in the future.  It's a complete invasion of the natural world by humans and their noisy machines.  

We walked the beach all the way down to the STOP/Do not enter area sign, warning about poison bait (for crows, magpies and ravens).  There was a lot less trash on the beach than on previous trips, perhaps due to high tides?  There was less driftwood piled up on the beach, too.  I picked up half of a large bag of trash, mostly plastic.

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52 [email protected] 07/30/2021

Most human (26 people) and dog (7) activity was concentrated at the south end of Agate Beach. Almost 50% of the visitors were searching or digging for agates. Excavations created by digging for agates cover large portions of the beach. Over half of the dogs were off-leash. Two people riding one ATV entered the beach at Paradise Point and drove north. 

Driftline was very clean, with almost no visible debris. Very few shorebirds present on beach. Surveyor observed one Long-billed curlew on waveslope. At least 9 adult murres with one chick each observed offshore. One dead common murre chick found on beach, as well as one unidentified dead seabird.

One private property owner recently cut down shore pines along bluff edge. Surveyor will research property ownership to determine if pines were on private or state property.

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244 Victoria 07/30/2021

A foggy morning on mile 244. Not much not covered in sand due to continuing strong afternoon winds on the beach.

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29 AzaleaLane 07/30/2021

A beautiful, calm morning. Such a joy after all the recent winds. Lots of pelicans on the beach, and at the north jetty. Ospreys catching fish and lampreys. 

The sand has moved in, and covered most of the rocks on shore. Our favorite stump is shorter. It sticks out about 3 feet. Three years ago, it was exposed about 10 feet. 

A dredge has just been installed in the Rogue River. Supposed to be there for three months.

Very little trash, thankfully. 

 

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194 tietjenl 07/29/2021

It was cool and breezy and the fog bank limited visibility of the ocean much past the surf. But many people were out enjoying this special environment! Happy 50th Birthday Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition!

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262 Linda Fink 07/29/2021

lovely morning on the beach with people enjoying themselves. Very low tide allowing access to normally water-surrounded cliff-side rocks. More cars and people were arriving for the afternoon when I left. A training tepee had been set up in the McPhillips Park access parking lot, by the time I got back there, where some folks were being trained for hang gliding.

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26 hobbins 07/29/2021

Lots of people using the beach mosly near Hunters Creek. Four large RVs in the parking lot. People frpm Medford and Southern California were enjoying the beach!!

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197 mudslide 07/28/2021

A pretty, quiet morning on the mile; only about 30 people and 5 or 6 dogs (unleashed) were out on the beach. People included a kite flyer, a bicyclist, and 4 kids building sand castles. For bird life there were only a few solitary gulls, although a squadron of 16 brown pelicans flew by without stopping. It was a very clean expanse of sand right around the time of a minus tide. A berm has formed at the water's edge, and behind it a depression holding water punctuated by rippled hummocks of sand.  At places there were double berms and depressions. There was hardly any wrack line, only some bright-green seaweed in spots, one site of a gull-led crab massacre, and two spots with relatively small groups of translucent, cigarette-filter-looking creatures, or maybe casings. I've seen these before but have forgotten what they are. 

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217 alexgrobbins 07/27/2021

Business as usual. People seem to clean up after themselves and be responsible. Suspect a handful of people live on the beach with the number of fire spots and where they were located [next to large driftwood logs in the sand, up close to the vegetation, etc.] The one small "party" spot is to be expected at this time of year I suppose. No major issues or concerns.

Site of "party" campfire and continued erosion of ground under Jumpoff Joe's in attached photos, if desired.

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243 garretta 07/27/2021

Calm people, high sand canceled out low tide for tide pooling, moderately windy summer Tuesday with marine layer that lifted about 11:00 to clear skys. 

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129 [email protected] 07/26/2021

Injured murrelet.

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291 BerrieC 07/26/2021 DISPATCH View full report 0
290 BerrieC 07/25/2021

Everything pretty normal as far as human activity and physical status of beach and jetty area.

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21 PaulSherman 07/25/2021 View full report 0
303 shattuckf 07/22/2021 View full report 6
202 JLcoasties 07/21/2021 DISPATCH

Possible dead Harbour Seal with ODFW tag.  This was reported to Jim Rice at the OSU Marine Mammal Institute

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274 rogans 07/19/2021

A pleasant day to be on the beach.

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295 nedonnaman 07/18/2021 View full report 0
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212 dougdawson 07/15/2021 View full report 4
219 YHONA 07/14/2021

Walked along the wrack line at Quarry Cove and Cobble Beach after low tide exposure concluded. Did not observe anything out of the ordinary at either locations and amount of trash was low compared to previous wrack walks. 

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339 edjoyce 07/14/2021

All looked normal.

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23 Bob Harvey 07/13/2021

1 dead murre.  Low tide reveals mussel and seastar beds. Small temporary dunes have formed. Dune grasses have greened since May. Very clear day....happy people

 

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203 Nancy Thomas 07/12/2021

There were a lot of crow tracks, the sand has been shaped into many new dunes. One vulture hanging out near Sandpiper Shores beach entrance. Could hear the Driftwood Project in the distance. A lot of microplastic in wrack.  Wrack mostly small stones.  A few medium logs about.  One Snowy Plover enclosre is still up.  There have been 12 nests in the general area.  11 have failed due to high tides, crows eating eggs, disturbance by people and dogs, blown in sand which covers the nests.  Firework trash found on beach and many signs of campfires or wood that has been scorched or burned.  

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184 bluemoonjoanie 07/11/2021

With a low tide, it was a pleasure to be able to see so many sea stars and other creatures in the many tide pools on this rocky section of the Oregon coast. No human debris...ie plastics, glass...garbage! I did not have to pick up not one single item today; a record!  The driftwood fire is a video, 10 seconds. I can email. Would like to have for this report. Too large an area for a still photo.

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315 tabeag 07/11/2021

Quite a few people enjoying a Sunday morning walk on the beach at low tide, able to walk to Crescent Beach via the sand bridge by the first Bird Rock.  Significant amount of mussel harvesting on the first Bird Rock at Chapman Point, big bags of mussels carried away.  A variety of nesting seabirds, most still incubating, some with hatched chicks.  Many people tide pooling.  

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154 Eugene Hikers 07/08/2021

9 Eugene Hikers parked (2 cars) at Tahkenitch Campground parking lot - 3 other cars were there.  They hiked the beach access trail to the beach and south to Emergency Sign #115A.  Beach was sunny, 65 degrees, light wind from NW.  Observed 5 snowy plovers (Inc. 3 chicks) within roped protected area, a few seagulls flying by, no other birds.  There were 3-4 animal tracks from bluff direction to water (deer?).  Just one person observed, hiking and no dogs.  In the driftline there were a few shell pieces, rocks, stringy seaweed and "wormlike" marine life (pyrosomes).  There were hundreds of crab shells, adult and juvenile.  Eugene Hikers collected debris including building wood pieces and plywood, strofoam tubing or insulation, plastic bottles, marine rope, pieces of foam floats and notified beach ranger for removal.  

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254 Neskowin254 07/06/2021

Around mile 256 there was a sign lying on the beach that appeared to have fallen down at Bob Straub State Park, was swept into the water, and either floated across the Nestucca River or out to sea and then washed up on the beach (see attached photo).

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261 beattieb 07/05/2021

The holiday weekend was busy, fireworks, a championship lawn game, Dory fishing, and parking lot full most all day.  Heavy use.  The afternoon was much calmer and the beach cleaned up and dumpster emptied. 

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244 Victoria 07/05/2021 DISPATCH

Hot fireworks and smoldering fires on beach.

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220 Hillsideshack 07/05/2021

So thrilled to only find one (!!!!) piece of fireworks debris this morning ...in years past it has been 2 large trash bags on the 5th of July. It's possible that someone picked it up before me but I also didn't see any 4th of July remnants near the trash can. The black pipes coming out of the bluff have been joined by a fourth. Broken glass in the parking area. Lots of kelp in the wrackline.

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290 Foxglove290 07/05/2021

I choose to go out the day after the 4th purposly.  It is heart breaking to see what the public left on the beach and in the parking area.  We hauled off more then 200 lbs of '4th' trash.  

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246 TerryH 07/01/2021 DISPATCH

Dead harbor seal and the remains of a baby dolphin.  Noticed the baby dolphin a couple weeks ago but unable to get photo (no battery).  Now its pecked clean by the scavengers.  Submitted Marine Mammal Report.  Also, a lot of pelicans, perhaps a hundred feeding offshore and roosting on Poly Rock.  Nice to see.  

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338 Randy and Beth 07/01/2021

This was a barren/scoured clean mile. Only three gulls sighted. The approach to the beach from the parking lot was steep, but gentler than our visit in January. 

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285 Charyl285 06/28/2021

With the exception of the increased number of people on this mile, it was a very calm"day at the beach" group.  The high temperatures in Portland have brought folks streaming to this area.  This next weekend - July 4 - will probably break records with numbers.

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116 alaingamerica 06/27/2021

A lovely day during a minus tide event had many visiting the tidepools. I found my first Sea Cucumber! Also got several views of a lemon dorid. Did a Sea Star survey and did not find any wasted Sea Stars.  A gorgeous day and minus tide exposing beautiful boa kelp and and the summer season seems to have provided a nice increase in the kelp plant life.

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109 skimmer 06/26/2021 DISPATCH

I noticed the bright white color near the bluff through the very thick fog while walking at the waters edge.  Upon closer observation saw the sandbags and trail work so I returned the next day to take some pics.  Also, there is a disconnected pipeline.

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309 spinger 06/26/2021

Folks and dogs getting ready for a great day at the beach

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287 C Nelson 06/24/2021

Lovely early summer day on coast. Most notable wildlife observations were flocks of brown pelicans. It was nice to see how completely the sand has filled in previously eroded foredune areas. Also remarkable was absence of trash - only saw and retrieved one plastic water bottle, the fewest I've ever seen on the mile during a visit, and the bag of trash I carried out was the smallest I've ever collected.

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100 Cynthia and Kevin 06/24/2021

Wanted to clean up the beach area before the wind increased. Surprised at how many people were walking the beach at around 8.30am. They must have had the same idea. Very few dogs and only a few seagulls feeding. Not much debris today although it may have been covered by sand as we have had strong winds especially over last weekend, Father's Day weekend.

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307 Bald Eagle 06/23/2021

There were 5 people walking on the beach.

There were a few sand dollars and crab casings on the beach.  There were 3 sea stars near Arch Cape.  The beach was very clean.

There were about 30 brown pelicans on and around Gull Rock.

 

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201 kalninsp 06/22/2021

Nice calm foggy day. No body else on the south side of the bay during our visit. 4 people observed walking on the north side of the bay and crab pots were set in the bay but no boats observed. 

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201 kalninsp 06/22/2021

Nice calm foggy day. No body else on the south side of the bay during our visit. 4 people observed walking on the north side of the bay and crab pots were set in the bay but no boats observed. 

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193 SKMacK 06/21/2021

Very foggy evening. No obvious change in coastline appearance. 

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226 gsmeyer 06/21/2021

Human activities were typical for tourist season, with numerous people taking in the views along Otter Drest Loop and at the Lookout.  Nobody was parked at access points and nobody was on or near the shoreline. No notable wildlife was observed, just the normal common murres, gulls, and cormorants.  The only notable item on the shoreline was a large cylindrical chunk of what looked to be styrofoam on the first cobble beach north of the Lookout.  (Note the tree platform construction on the marine terrace remnant just north of mile 226.)

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