Mile 241 Report

March 8, 2012
by olivia

Location:
Lincoln
Nelscott north, Lincoln City south
Conditions:
Thursday 4:00 PM
Sunny
55° F
Wind:
Moderate from the SW
Tide Level:
3.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
33
Dogs:
6
Activities:
Walking / Running:
15
Rockhunting:
12
Tidepooling:
4
2 kite flying
Concerns:
Litter
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
5
ATVs/OHVs parking:
0
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 0
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
0
ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed:
0
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
0
ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited:
0
Activity Comments:
It was an absolutely beautiful day and lots of people out taking advantage of the nice weather. there was a large rock deposit with plenty of agates.
Notable Wildlife:
Lots of gulls but not an unusual amount
Dead Birds:
Total:
5
Species/names:
3 common murre1 cormorant1 sea gull
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)·Shells·Small rocks·Styrofoam·Wood pieces
New Development:
Bluff development
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Landslides/major boulder falls
minor sliding near the south end of the mile
Comments:
I thought that some of the minor sliding at the top of the bluff at the south end of mile 241 was recent, but not all of it.
Summary:
It was an unusually warm and sunny winter day, so many people were out taking advantage of chance to walk the beach without rain gear. The sand that was gone earlier in the winter seems to be coming back and there is quite a bit of litter all along the mile. There were many large logs brought in by the winter storms. One of them is about 50 feet long and has heavy steel pieces about 3 feet long bolted to it. There are 2 houses under construction and 1 extensive remodel/addition on the bluff.
Other Mile 241 Reports (9)

2016

May 8, 2016 - Anonymous
Dead, headless sea lion and dogs off leash noted.
April 11, 2016 - Anonymous
Noted and photographed 25 sea stars with no signs of wasting syndrome. Small harbor seal carcass just north of Olivia Beach stairs.
April 4, 2016 - Anonymous
Still finding litter with Japanese writing. Found green plastic sealed 1 liter bottle with Russian writing. It was full of clear, odorless liquid.
February 8, 2016 - Anonymous
Sunny-warm day. Concern: children climbing on unstable bluff-informed parent No notable wildlife

2015

December 16, 2015 - Anonymous
There are two major bluff slides, each of which brought down tons of earth, sand, and pine trees either onto the beach or onto riprap at the foot of the bluff. Having walked this stretch of beach for...
  • Here the slide fell onto rip rap at the foot of the bluff.
  • note how waves washed around the rip rap and eroded the bluff on the adjoining property

2012

July 15, 2012 - newwade
Removed 3 bags of litter...No tsunami litter, mostly left over from the 4th and small pieces of styrofoam...green doggy poop bags that were full and abandoned...too many!!!

2007

March 18, 2007 - oceanwalker842
More dislodged clumps of mussel. More exposed rock perhaps from winter storms. No additional erosion visible for most of the mile except as noted last time. Still beach storm litter. Beach patrol...
February 19, 2007 - Kittywake
In one week period saw all of the dead beached birds listed. Plus, all in one area, 5 species. Plus the 4 gulls, 2 dead, 2 broken-winged, within 20 feet of each other. Neighbors wondered if people...
January 15, 2007 - newwade
Dead bird counts for University of Washington have been small numbers (3-4 birds) and mostly common murres and western grebes. Driftline Content: There are a lot of large logs and heavy wrack in some...