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A dead certacean was reported to the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network to be on the beach in Bayshore Oregon by Beach Entrance 67d.  I went there and about 20 yards north of the entrance on the beach I found the marine animal in the attached pictures, well above the rack line among some logs.  The animal is 5 feet long from the tip of the mouth to the end of the tail.  I do not know what species this animal is.The pictures have been sent to the Marine Mammal Stranding Network.Update - The Marine Mammal Stranding Network contacted me and identified the animal as a Harbour Porpoise

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Temperature: 34 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 3.0 feet.

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August 30, 2023

As I began yesterday's mile walk and monthly COASST beached bird survey, a light rain began to fall, the first in months.

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July 23, 2023

As I have done before, I combined today's walk with my monthly COASST survey for dead seabirds.

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May 16, 2023

The beach was fairly cool today after 99 degrees two days ago.

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March 14, 2023

This was my second monthly beached bird survey for COASST (Coastal Observation And Seabird Survey Team) which I combined with my mile walk.

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February 23, 2023

A dead certacean was reported to the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network to be on the beach in Bayshore Oregon by Beach Entrance 67d.

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February 15, 2023

Today's walk included my first COASST (Coastal Observation And Seabird Survey Team) survey for beached birds.

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