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Ocean unusually calm/quiet. 7 of the 11 dogs we saw were in a group of rescued greyhounds. All dogs on beach were either leashed or under good voice control and not disturbing wildlife. Beach was very clean...just one small piece of a float and one broken frisbee. One off road jeep in allowed area...driving very slowly. Snowy Plover ropes have been removed. Many harbor seals at mouth of creek.

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 4.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 13. Number of dogs: 11. Walking or running: 6. Sitting: 3.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2. ATVs/OHVs parking: 1. RVs/Buses parking: 2. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 1.

Notable Wildlife

1 Sea Lion; 16 Harbor Seals (12 at mouth of creek); 4 Pelicans (flying); Colonies of various sea birds beyond break line.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. Unable to identify

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

3 Sea Stars (appeared alive, returned to water)

Driftline Content

Shells, Small rocks. Many clam shells. Only two items of human debris.

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Mile 161

Oregon Dunes NRA just north of Siltcoos River

May 14, 2024

We are 6th-grade Stream Team students who went to the Mile 161 shoreline.

Siuslaw Stream Team

Mile 161

Oregon Dunes NRA just north of Siltcoos River

April 2, 2024

It was a foggy cool day.

Siuslaw Stream Team

Mile 161

Oregon Dunes NRA just north of Siltcoos River

January 23, 2024

We are a group of 6th grade students in the Siuslaw Middle School Stream Team class.

Siuslaw Middle School Stream Team

Mile 161

Oregon Dunes NRA just north of Siltcoos River

April 9, 2019

It was a stormy, wet and windy morning at Siltcoos Recreation Area today with dramatic clouds and storms coming and going.

dpavlis

Mile 161

Oregon Dunes NRA just north of Siltcoos River

July 3, 2018

It was a beautiful morning on Siltcoos Beach.

dpavlis

Mile 161

Oregon Dunes NRA just north of Siltcoos River

February 6, 2018

It was a beautiful winter day, with sun and gentle breezes from the northwest.

dpavlis

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 161

Oregon Dunes NRA just north of Siltcoos River

September 20, 2015

YmnKai

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 161

Oregon Dunes NRA just north of Siltcoos River

January 7, 2015

Nice day on the beach, I picked up small plastic debris in the area.

JCarpenter