Mile 286 Report

September 24, 2017
by beverly.stein

Location:
Tillamook
Bayocean Peninsula south of Bayocean site
Conditions:
Sunday 10:30 AM
Sunny
65° F
Wind:
Calm/Light
Tide Level:
1.9 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
5
Dogs:
2
Activities:
Walking / Running:
5
Concerns:
Litter
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
3
Activity Comments:
2 driftwood structures noted and 1 fire pit.
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Total:
14
Species/names:
Common Murres
Stranded:
Total:
1
decomposed seal (see photo)
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Small rocks·Kelp or Algae·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces
one syringe, piles of rope(2), plastic bottles, plywood
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:

Four of us walked the mile for the first time so we now have a baseline to compare for the next walk.  This area of the coast has no development.  SOLVE had been through the day before so not much debris on the beach. 

  • Shows the general state of the dunes.
    September 24, 2017
  • We found this very decomposed seal on the beach.
    September 24, 2017
  • This was the largest piece of debris we found on the beach.
    September 24, 2017
Other Mile 286 Reports (14)

2020

November 20, 2020 - kunkelwa
This was three days after the first of the King Tides. The beach was quite clean and firm. There was evidence of wave overtopping and the dunes took some erosion. Eel grass was on the wrackline. One...
September 16, 2020 - kunkelwa
Pretty uneventfull observations today. The dead whale from last report is still composting on the shore. Beach seemed pretty clean of garbage. Only 4 dead birds. Many crab shells. Very few jellyfish...
May 27, 2020 - [email protected]
Dead whale on beach. Intact. 
May 16, 2020 - kunkelwa
This beach walk was done during the COVID beach closure. 3 local and 2 nonlocal people on the beach. Someone had an overnight tent perched on the dunes in a noncamping closed area. There were several...
February 9, 2020 - kunkelwa
Two days ago we had very strong west winds for an extended period. The Velella were back in the driftline. A lot of water bottle caps and small platic garbage as well. The sand and dunes have been...

2019

September 29, 2019 - kunkelwa
March 3, 2019 - beverly.stein
Beach relatively clean.

2018

November 4, 2018 - beverly.stein
Generally the beach was clean with a lot of kelp clumps.  Very few people.
August 4, 2018 - [email protected]
Illegal camping in dunes. No bathrooms, so waste management is a concern. Reported to Tillamook County Parks. 
July 29, 2018 - beverly.stein
Very foggy day.  Many more people on the beach than usual probably because it is Sunday in July and Portland is very hot today.  A number of groups camping in the dunes (but no sanitary facilities...
May 28, 2018 - [email protected]
Very clean beach, despite the holiday weekend.Some squid egg cases present. One dead sea lion.
  • Squid egg case-Doryteuthis opalescens
  • Squid egg case-Doryteuthis opalescens
April 29, 2018 - beverly.stein
Not much to report.  Debris from winter storms was evident and a lot of crab shells.
January 13, 2018 - beverly.stein
It was a beautiful winter day and many people were out enjoying the beach.  The beach was quite clean probably a combination of the fact that the OR Parks Department had recently been on the beach...

2010

September 18, 2010 - [email protected]
There were 5 people noted on our walk, which took 1 1/2 hours. One dog with one of the people. All were walking. The driftline had mainly pieces of wood, rocks, lots of crab shells. Some land-...