Mile 294 Report

February 9, 2016
by Paulissen

Location:
Tillamook
Manhattan Beach, State Wayside
Conditions:
Tuesday 2:45 PM
Cloudy
70° F
Wind:
Calm/Light
Tide Level:
4.9 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
14
Dogs:
2
Activities:
Walking / Running:
10
Sitting:
4
Concerns:
Litter
Apparent Violations:
Litter around apparent fire pits and along trails to beach.
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces·Plastic pellets·Styrofoam
Lots of phytoplankton
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:

There were no dead birds, and a tremendous amount of phytoplankton along the driftline which are the only really different observations we had compared to previous surveys. The increase in human activity is probably largely due to the fact that this is the first decent weather that we have had since well before the holiday season. There are a couple large debris items such as a yellow pallet and a giant strip of fiberglass from perhaps a boat. The students have arranged to meet up and discard these items in the morning.

Other Mile 294 Reports (13)

2019

June 11, 2019 - Paulissen
Very calm day with more activity than usual due to the presence of a middle school class doing PE on the beach. No concerning observations made.

2018

December 6, 2018 - Paulissen
The beach had very little activity, however it is important to consider the very high tide that may explain the lack of foot traffic. We are a class that is limited to the school bell schedule, and...
September 18, 2018 - Paulissen
Nothing out of the ordinary.

2017

June 6, 2017 - Paulissen
March 16, 2017 - Paulissen

2016

December 13, 2016 - Paulissen
Not very much activity on this particular survey. We did notice a lone river otter that was running along the water and a large amount of polysomes washed ashore.
September 13, 2016 - Paulissen
No new changes to the beach, evidence of high usage as shown by high amount of dog waste bags that were not thrown out and driftwood shelters.
June 9, 2016 - Paulissen
Saw a few people, a few wildlife animals along with some debris. Saw dead birds, dead crabs, and dead vellela vellela. Weather was overcast with little wind.

2015

September 29, 2015 - Paulissen
Aside from the large sand pit (approx. 2ft in diameter) that was dug up, the beach looked fairly undisturbed.Humans were mostly just walking their dog(s).

2011

April 22, 2011 - skyhar8000
We have begun to see an unusual number of medium-sized dead sand dollars in this area. I say "unusual" because we often see none -- or, at best, a few broken pieces of shell. Some years ago, during...

2009

October 28, 2009 - Nedonnaman
good news -- no dead birdsthis part of beach gets pretty heavy use during summer but shows no negative effects

2008

August 7, 2008 - Nedonnaman
pretty typical summer beach ... mess -- machinery and sand piles -- from installing riprap gone -- one very large tree trunk lying across beach --
March 5, 2008 - Nedonnaman
Aside from rip rap installation, beach seems in good shape