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Mile 213 Report
June 22, 2007
Reports from OSU researchers.
Reports from OSU researchers.. earliest ever start date for upwelling and evidence of great productivity offshore. large schools of bait fish, with large pod of dolphins and killer whales in the area. Also sighting of sea birds from Antarctic which is very rare. Productivity may impact our beaches with sea foam. Sand is returning and starting to cover extensive cobble bed that attracted rock hounds. Wreaths from fleet of flowers has washed in on my mile in great numbers. Disintegration has started and will soon be gone.
Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 3.0 feet.
Cars/trucks parking: 1.
bouquets from fleet of flowers (no plastics) washed up in largenumbers, is now disintegrating. 2 plastic water bottles
Landslides/major boulder falls. approx 50 - 80 foot cliff has torn apart from main cliff by surfland parking lot has not toppled onto the beach yet
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A pleasant day on the beach at very low tide which exposed one large tidal pool which hadn't seen before.
We usually access the beach via an entry at Surfland which hasn't been easy in the past.
1000s of washed up jelly fish and 1 washed up recently deceased sea lion