Report Details

Trash and litter day on the beach today. Observed the most human-sourced flotsom in the high tide line since I started walking this mile last summer. Pop cans, plastic water bottles, chip packages, bits and pieces of plastic, styrofoam, pieces of fish netting and boat lines, spread evenly along this mile. One elderly couples' small dog was repeatedly chasing a flock of sanderling, and not responsive to their earnest voice calls. I politely asked them to leash their dog if it couldn't be controlled, which they eventually did.

Conditions

Temperature: 52 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S.

Human Activities

Number of people: 20. Number of dogs: 7. Walking or running: 16. Sitting: 4.

Concerns

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 12.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. One dismembered gull (I think)

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Styrofoam, Wood pieces.

Actions & Comments

Trash and litter day on the beach today. Observed the most human-sourced flotsom in the high tide line since I started walking this mile last summer. Pop cans, plastic water bottles, chip packages, bits and pieces of plastic, styrofoam, pieces of fish netting and boat lines, spread evenly along this mile. One elderly couples' small dog was repeatedly chasing a flock of sanderling, and not responsive to their earnest voice calls. I politely asked them to leash their dog if it couldn't be controlled, which they eventually did.

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Mile 171

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Mile 171

Heceta Beach South, almost to North Jetty

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Mile 171

Heceta Beach South, almost to North Jetty

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Mile 171

Heceta Beach South, almost to North Jetty

May 18, 2020

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Mile 171

Heceta Beach South, almost to North Jetty

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Mile 171

Heceta Beach South, almost to North Jetty

October 19, 2019

Another nice Saturday afternoon for a stroll on Heceta Beach!

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Mile 171

Heceta Beach South, almost to North Jetty

September 6, 2019

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

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