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Given the proximity of this beach to Sea Lion Caves, there are numerous sea lions off shore and on the rocks. This concentration could also be the reason that more often times than not, I will stumble upon a dead sea lion on the beach. Most of the time the trail head of the beach is on the down-wind side, so I can usually smell it well before I see it.There are several lineal feet of repel ropes secured along the trail where it becomes very steep. Near the bottom, there was evidence of a recent landslide, as the repel rope was covered under several cubic yards of debris.This landslide also took out "Petroglyph Rock", which is now crumbled and in pieces. Fortunately, I took pictures of it back in 1992. I gave a picture to the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum to see if they could find a local person of Indian heritage who might be able to interpret what the drawings signify. I will try to scan a copy of this photo and upload it here.Several lengths of guard rail bumpers are still on the beach. These were the result of the major landslide in 2000 that closed 101 for about four months.I try to remove what I can if I am feeling ambitious and don't have my hands full with something else. If I come upon any fishing floats, usable lengths of rope, net, and of course, glass balls, I'll take those home.

Conditions

Temperature: 53 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SE. Tide Level: 9.0 feet.

Human Activities

The only place to park for this beach, which has no public access, is on the shoulder of hwy 101.

Notable Wildlife

Given it's proximity to Sea Lion Caves, naturally there are numerous specimens off shore and on the rocks mainly South of Cape Cove.

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. Dead sea lion

Driftline Content

Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Styrofoam.

Man-made Modifications

None

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls.

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September 19, 2015

It was the annual Great Oregon Fall Beach Clean-up event today.

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August 24, 2014

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August 16, 2014

It was a very comfortable Saturday morning low tide.

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May 31, 2014

It was a minus tide, and it allowed me to observe the invertebrates living on the "off-shore" rocks.

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