Report Details

Due to recent strong northerly winds, seasonal "transverse" sand dunes are well-developed all along Mile 171. The seasonal low dunes are the most extensive I've seen on this mile since 2007.

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Rain. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 7.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 3. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 1. Playing in sand: 2.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3.

Notable Wildlife

Numerous flocks of sanderlings feeding

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. One long-dead brown colored sea lion pup, about 3 feet long. Located about 1/4 mile north of the Siuslaw River North Jetty, dry sand area.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Bits and pieces of reddish-brown Sea Nettle jellies scattered along the mile.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells, Wood pieces. Large amounts of surf grass, feather boa kelpt, some bull kelp washed up

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Mile 171

February 1, 2022

Nice morning to exercise the dog on Heceta Beach.

oldMGguy

Mile 171

March 9, 2021

Stunningly beautiful sunny morning for a beach stroll.

oldMGguy

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 171

December 7, 2020

Huge stranding of brownish-red "Pacific Sea Nettle" (Chrysaora fuscescens) and Moon (Aurelia labiata) jellies all along Mile 171 and Mile 172 today.

oldMGguy

Mile 171

November 23, 2020

Nice sunny afternoon for a stroll on Heceta Beach.

oldMGguy

Mile 171

May 18, 2020

Whimbrels and sanderlings were feeding in the surf wash zone.

oldMGguy

Mile 171

March 25, 2020

A nice morning walk today in the sunshine to practice my social distancing skills.

oldMGguy

Mile 171

October 19, 2019

Another nice Saturday afternoon for a stroll on Heceta Beach!

oldMGguy

Mile 171

September 6, 2019

A nice quiet wind-free afternoon to stroll Heceta Beach after the summer crowds have dispersed.

oldMGguy