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Pleasent late afternoon on Heceta Beach, with several dozen people out on the sand.  Recent high tides, storm waves have significantly eroded the high beach accumulation of summer sand dunes, with drift logs being re-distributed on the beach.Very clean wet sand area - little man-made debris observed.  The high wash line is full of cellophane tube worm feeding tubes (1 inch long very thin fibers).  After the poor worm loses its feeders, do they grow new ones??

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S.

Human Activities

Number of people: 17. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 15. Sitting: 2.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 6.

Notable Wildlife

Several large flocks of Sanderlings feeding in the outwash

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. Common Murres

Driftline Content

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

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February 1, 2022

Nice morning to exercise the dog on Heceta Beach.

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March 9, 2021

Stunningly beautiful sunny morning for a beach stroll.

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decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

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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.

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Mile 171

October 19, 2019

Another nice Saturday afternoon for a stroll on Heceta Beach!

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September 6, 2019

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

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