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It was a beautiful calm day at the beach.  The tide had brought in so much driftwood, one had to clime over it just to enter the beach area from the trail leading from the parking lot.  

Conditions

Temperature: 53 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 2.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 17. Number of dogs: 5. Walking or running: 14. Playing in sand: 3.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 9.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.).

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Visible retreat of solid bluff.

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January 7, 2024

Lots of plastic debris along the recent high tide wrack line.

Mike Mueller

Mile 146

March 7, 2023

Making an observation that amount of current drift wood piled up is three times the amount from one year ago.

Mike Mueller

Mile 146

December 28, 2022

Viewed & recorded a very high tide with a strong wind behind it creating a King Tide like conditions.

Mike Mueller

Mile 146

October 3, 2022

Just a mild beautiful day for being cloudy.

SmithRiver

Mile 146

August 24, 2022

Observed a what looked to be a young Stellar Sea Lion resting on the sand inside the triangle where they raise & harvest Pacific Oysters.

Mike Mueller

Mile 146

August 23, 2022

The firefighters from  the Oregon Forest Association were busy putting out a beach driftwood fire, caused by human activity.

Mike Mueller

Mile 146

July 19, 2022

Today was a CoastWatch orientation led by naturalist, Marty Giles.

Mike Mueller

Mile 146

July 16, 2022

Observation of an eagle feeding.

SmithRiver