Report Details

Home being built on dune edge. Possible Sun Fish. Immature Murrelet. Large piles of kelp.


Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light.

Human Activities

Number of people: 15. Walking or running: 15.


Cars/trucks parking: 6.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. Murrelet: 2

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

1 small sun fish? (see photo) jelly fish

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Wood pieces.

New Development

Drainage pipes.

Actions & Comments

See photos: Construction of home, Baby murrelet, Fish with straight teeth, 10 huge mounds of sea kelp, Large foam groupings, Nickel size jelly buttons.No SAND!

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January 5, 2024

Another glorious sunny winter day at Heceta Beach! The recent high tides have washed away most of the summer dunes that accumulate on the high beach in front of the vegetation zone. Just another day in paradise!

Dick Mason

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January 4, 2024

Lots of wood debris stacked up on the beach from past high tide and storms.

Lyndell Wilken

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October 18, 2023

Louie the Lab and I chased his Chuck-It ball from Driftwood Shores north to Sutton Creek and back today.


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May 11, 2023

Nice sunny day for flinging the "Chuck-It" ball into the surf for the dog.


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Mile 172

February 11, 2022

There were two dead sea lions in a 1 mile stretch between Driftwood Shores and the north jetty.


decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 172

February 6, 2022

A 60-degree weather report brought out lots of people on the beach.


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December 6, 2018

Jelleyfish for a quarter mile.


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May 19, 2018

Took the missus out for a trial walk with her new walking sticks, initially heading north into the wind from Driftwood Shores Resort up to Sutton Creek and return with a nice tailwind.