Report Details

Another one of those sunny "This-is-why-we-moved-to-Oregon" days on Heceta Beach. Well over 100 people walking the beach, a dozen surfers getting some nice rides in the surf north of the North Jetty, and several large flocks of sanderlings feeding in the wash-out.

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NE.

Human Activities

Number of people: 100. Number of dogs: 12. Walking or running: 50. Surfing: 12.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 32.

Notable Wildlife

Several large flocks of sanderlings feeding in the surf run-out.

Driftline Content

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

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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.

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!

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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.

oldMGguy