Mile 340 Report

December 26, 2017
by edjoyce

Location:
Clatsop
South Jetty Columbia River, Fort Stevens SP
Conditions:
Tuesday 2:00 PM
Party cloudy
36° F
Wind:
Strong from the E
Tide Level:
2.1 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
6
Dogs:
2
Activities:
Walking / Running:
4
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
1
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
An Eagle at the water line.
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Signs of oil:
0
Entanglement:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
lots of pyrosomes (see pictures)
Driftline:
Small rocks·Kelp or Algae·Shells·Wood pieces·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Landslides/major boulder falls·Major cracks appearing in bluffs·Newly exposed roots/trees falling·Erosion of vegetated foredune·Visible retreat of solid bluff
See pictures of above.
Comments:
Summary:

Significant eroision of dunes --  See Pictures.

  • Pyrosomes
    Pyrosomes
    December 26, 2017
  • Dune erosion
    Dune Erosion
    December 26, 2017
  • Dune Erosion
    Dune Erosion
    December 26, 2017
Other Mile 340 Reports (7)

2018

June 22, 2018 - edjoyce
Vehicles have obviously been entering an area closed for nesting birds that extends from the So. Jetty for approx. 1 miles.  I left a message for the ranger alerting him of the issue.
  • Illegal entry
  • Looking toward estuary.
April 7, 2018 - edjoyce
Nothing unusual
  • No changes
February 28, 2018 - edjoyce
Dead harbor seal (see photo)
  • Dead harbor seal.
January 27, 2018 - edjoyce
Nothing special.

2017

October 5, 2017 - edjoyce
No pictures of dead crabs at shoreline.
June 20, 2017 - edjoyce
  • South jetty looking west.
  • Eagle with So. Jetty.

2015

February 28, 2015 - daveincamas
This was actually taken up the Columbia at the Julia Butler Hansen NWR but I thought it would be of interest to folks here.There were hundreds of sea lions in the river. I believe they were following...
  • Go to https://www.facebook.com/RefugeStewards/videos and watch the videos in order (1, 2, 3) to watch them swim up the river.