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Another beautiful day on the Oregon Coast! Lots of people out walking or playing on Mile 171 this morning. Very few birds observed today, mostly the occasional crow and gull. Just a few brown pelicans flying the outer surf line. One harbor seal observed feeding in the near-shore surf. About 2 dozen Sea Nettle jellies (or pieces thereof) washed up at the high tide line. 3 very large (+/- 18" diameter bell) moon jellies also washed up along Mile 171. These are the largest Moon Jelly specimens I've seen on this beach. The beach slope has noticeably increased since last week, particularily near the Siuslaw River North Jetty. The annual off-shore sand movement must be underway.

Conditions

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

Human Activities

Number of people: 34. Number of dogs: 12. Walking or running: 25. Sitting: 5. Photography: 8.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 17.

Notable Wildlife

Several large balls of bull kelp, and numerous individual strands of the same washed up along Mile 171 today. Most still had their holdfast root structure with them.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

About 2 dozen Sea Nettle jellies (or pieces thereof) washed up at the high tide line. 3 very large (18" +/- diameter bell) moon jellies also washed up along Mile 171. These are the largest Moon Jelly specimens I've seen on this beach.

Driftline Content

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

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Another beautiful day on the Oregon Coast! Lots of people out walking or playing on Mile 171 this morning. Very few birds observed today, mostly the occasional crow and gull. Just a few brown pelicans flying the outer surf line. One harbor seal observed feeding in the near-shore surf.About 2 dozen Sea Nettle jellies (or pieces thereof) washed up at the high tide line. 3 very large (+/- 18" diameter bell) moon jellies also washed up along Mile 171. These are the largest Moon Jelly specimens I've seen on this beach.The beach slope has noticeably increased since last week, particularily near the Siuslaw River North Jetty. The annual off-shore sand movement must be underway.

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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