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Lots of folks, families, grandparents with toddlers out enjoying the beach today. A bad day for baby jellies, as a gazillion dime-sized clear jellies are washed up in the wrack line - all fresh and shiny. No birds observed other than gulls. The usual bunch of harbor seals were not in the surf today. A very heavy and extensive patch of sea foam was drifting up the Siuslaw River with the incoming tide.

Conditions

Temperature: 49 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N.

Human Activities

Number of people: 70. Number of dogs: 10. Walking or running: 40. Playing in surf: 1. Playing in sand: 5. Sitting: 10. Photography: 20.

Concerns

Fire

Apparent violations: Abandoned beach log fire still burning.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 20. RVs/Buses parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Lots of gulls, a pair of crows, no sandpipers observed

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. A bad day for baby jellies. Must have been a gazillion dime-sized clear jellies washed up in the wrack line today.

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells, Wood pieces.

Actions & Comments

Lots of folks, families, grandparents with toddlers out enjoying the beach today. A bad day for baby jellies, as a gazillion dime-sized clear jellies are washed up in the wrack line - all fresh and shiny.No birds observed other than gulls. The usual bunch of harbor seals were not in the surf today. A very heavy and extensive patch of sea foam was drifting up the Siuslaw River with the incoming tide.

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