Mile 243 Report
January 7, 2019
Other Mile 243 Reports (37)
February 11, 2020 - garrettaBright, sunny Tuesday right after King Tides. Beach was scoured clean, logs rearranged and a few new ones deposited. Velella Velella were uniform in size, 3"-3.5", clear, and fairly fresh. Some...
December 30, 2019 - garrettaHoliday week with groups of people and way too many dogs running off leash. Beach scoured by King and high tides previous few days.
October 7, 2019 - garrettaLovely, quiet October Monday morning. Recently there have been an increase in dead birds on the beach. Representative photo attached.
August 7, 2019 - garrettaOvercast, slightly cooler than the rest of the week, typical summer people doing typical summer things. No drama, no crisis. High sand even at low tide limited tidepools and created bank near...
July 12, 2019 - garrettaClassic mid-week summer day with lots of people enjoying the beach. Unusual concentration of mussels on the beach for about 150 yards around NW 24th Street. Also, unusual number of small clumps of...
June 12, 2019 - garrettaBarefoot on the beach day with brilliant sun, clear sky and temps that felt warmer than weather app reported. Quiet waves, people casually enjoying the beach without drama or conflict.
May 8, 2019 - garrettaLovely day, low tide, quiet ocean.
April 25, 2019 - garretta
April 8, 2019 - garrettaQuiet Monday after busy Spring Breaks for Oregon and Washigton. Cloudy with threats of light rain.
April 8, 2019 - oregonmarinenaturalist
March 19, 2019 - garretta
March 14, 2019 - garretta
February 7, 2019 - garretta
December 27, 2018 - garrettaHoliday week and bright, sunny, calm day translated to lots of people on the beach. Majority in family groups with one large, 20+ group. Driftline had significant plant matter, appeared to maybe be...
December 29, 2017 - oregonmarinenaturalist
October 23, 2017 - Volunteer CoordinatorGuided walk to document changes occuring after a storm surge. The previous week included strong waves, high surf, and over 3 inches of downpouring rain.
July 5, 2017 - oregonmarinenaturalistThere was a large amount of post July 4th garbage on this beach. Including, but not limited to: bottles, cans, LOTS of firework debris, candy wrappers, plastic disposable silverware, foam pieces,...
November 6, 2016 - sciencedavePretty good crowd at the beach that day. Bull kelp and surf worm castings in the wrack line. Gulls mostly grounded.
September 26, 2016 - sciencedaveGulls the only live wildlife observed,along with six beached birds. Remains of campfire also present.
April 25, 2016 - sciencedaveVelella vellella in early- larval and young hydroids. 47 people on the beach, vehicles on the beach-allowed
February 24, 2016 - sciencedaveErosion of vegetated foredune, strong smell of decay from unidentified source, squid egg cases in driftline.
January 21, 2016 - sciencedavebeautiful warm morning...got done before the rain came...
December 16, 2015 - Volunteer CoordinatorReport submitted by ScienceDave.1 dead tagged bird- leg band # 09771, 1 untagged dead bird. Cellophane worm casings in drifline along with plastic and rope collected approximately 10 lbs of debris.
December 21, 2014 - HARTLAInteresting changes from King Tides at 11 a.m. More dead gulls than usual, more logs and human debris as well. Sea foam was amazing and left good marks for where the tides had taken it.
September 11, 2014 - HARTLAVery warm day for Mile 243, 81 degrees air. Piles of empty mussel shells were puzzling (see photo)Otherwise, beaches were clean and litter free.One vehicle stuck in loose sand in permitted area was...
June 17, 2014 - HARTLAPrimary focus on this date was sea star population and wasting. I'm not often on beach at low tide, but saw many sea stars 06/04/14 at 0.4 that appeared healthy. This visit 6/17/14 showed more...
February 2, 2014 - rainydaywalker
January 17, 2014 - rainydaywalker
December 17, 2013 - HARTLANice, quiet day on clean beaches. Sand deeper at 15th St access than I've ever seen, but new signs are posted to keep drivers alerted to changes.
October 1, 2013 - HARTLA17 people on beach, 3 walking dogs, 2 families playing in surf, 3 cars at each of 3 access points. Three cars were at each access point.Many gulls were on the beach, one badly decayed.Many changes on...
September 17, 2013 - HARTLA22 people on the beach on a sunny day seemed relatively inactive: 8 sitting in cars, 1 fishing, 2 with dogs, others just walking the beach. Maybe it was too close to lunch time to be very busy....
March 18, 2013 - HARTLAPleasant day on Mile 243 with 15 people enjoying walking beach with another person and/or dog. One fishing while dog was playing nearby. Tidal pool area was busy as tide receded. Sand at SW 15th...
July 13, 2012 - rick and janetA cloudy, quiet morning on this normally busy beach. Walkers, joggers,a few dogs, 2 surf fishers, 2 dead birds - 1 old, 1 new. Sea very calm. Very little debris on beach which is surprising and...
March 28, 2009 - rick and janetHuman activities: many people, just strolling and frolicking, nothing unusualShoreline Wildlife: Driftline very high and scarce. Only one partial bird remains observedPhysical Changes: The cave...
July 11, 2007 - rainydaywalkerI have been following the behaviors along the rocks at ebb tides this month, as large mussels have appeared onshore and in the grasses. Many of the mussels were still alive. My findings show that...
June 20, 2007 - [email protected]We compared last years photos of the new beach grass clumps that had been planted at the base of the cliff area about half way down our mile. The beach grass is filling in nicely. Major Bluff Erosion...
March 21, 2007 - rick and janetTide was out, and beach was relatively clean. A new home is being built on 26th St. bluff.