Mile 332 Report

August 14, 2018
by Merce and Michael

Location:
Clatsop
Columbia Beach, Camp Clatsop MR
Conditions:
Tuesday 10:45 AM
Foggy
66° F
Wind:
Calm/Light
Tide Level:
0.6 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
2
Dogs:
1
Activities:
Concerns:
Apparent Violations:
Nothing noted.
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
5
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
1 Great Blue Heron, Semipalm & Black-bellied Plovers, Sanderlings, Western & Least Sandpipers, Caspian Terns , lots of Western Gulls, a few Bald Eagles. 1 each dead & tattered Fried Egg & Lion's Mane Jellies, maybe a dozen or so small Moon Jellies.
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
1 dead Pacific Sand Lance.
Driftline:
Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)
Virtually no visible litter at all (we didn't bring a microscope to check for microplastic).
New Development:
Nothing noted.
Modifications:
Nothing noted.
Natural Changes:
Nothing noted.
Comments:
Summary:

In all a fine foggy morning to be on the Pacific coast, with nothing unusual to report.

  • Dead Fried Egg Jelly.
    August 14, 2018
  • Dead Pacific Sand Lance.
    August 14, 2018
Other Mile 332 Reports (2)

2019

February 17, 2019 - Merce and Michael
A bright sunny day with lots of people and dogs. The people and dogs may be why we saw far fewer birds than usual.

2018

November 16, 2018 - Merce and Michael
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