Report Details

Very few birds today. A dozen gulls, 3 Sanderlings. Usual group of harbor seals not observed. Many large clumps/balls of bull kelp washed ashore, the majority just north of the Siuslaw River North Jetty area. Mostly single strands of bull kelp at north end of Mile 171.Continued accumulation of flood debris (stumps, logs, wood, branches, brush) at high tide line. Majority is just north of the Siuslaw River North Jetty. Many large balls of bull kelp washed ashore.

Conditions

Temperature: 42 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: W.

Human Activities

Number of people: 6. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 6. Sitting: 2.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 8.

Notable Wildlife

Very few birds today. A dozen gulls, 3 Sanderlings. Usual group of harbor seals not observed. Many large clumps/balls of bull kelp washed ashore, the majority just north of the Siuslaw River North Jetty area. Mostly single strands of bull kelp at north end of Mile 171.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Wood pieces. Major accumulation of woody flood debris

Actions & Comments

Continued accumulation of flood debris (stumps, logs, wood, branches, brush) at high tide line. Majority is just north of the Siuslaw River North Jetty.Many large balls of bull kelp washed ashore.

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Mile 171

February 1, 2022

Nice morning to exercise the dog on Heceta Beach.

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Mile 171

March 9, 2021

Stunningly beautiful sunny morning for a beach stroll.

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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.

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Mile 171

November 23, 2020

Nice sunny afternoon for a stroll on Heceta Beach.

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Mile 171

May 18, 2020

Whimbrels and sanderlings were feeding in the surf wash zone.

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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!

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Mile 171

September 6, 2019

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

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