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I was pleasantly surprised with how many people were out on the beach given the shelter-in-place mandate. I think the weather was too good to miss. I had seen signs indicating snowy plovers are back but didn't see any birds or protective fencing for their nesting grounds as I have in the past. Overall, the beach was clean and clear.

Conditions

Temperature: 66 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: E. Tide Level: 3.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 7. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 6. Sitting: 1. Surfing: 1. Kayaking: 3. parking lots are closed so no cars at the parking lots.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt). lots of shrimp molts and some smaller crab molts

Man-made Modifications

Dune modification/removal. It looks like the entrance to the beach from the day-use parking area in South Beach was leveled some, so it's not as steep of a climb over the dune.

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Mile 214

November 2, 2023

Nice day at Mile 214.

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Mile 214

October 31, 2023

Quiet day, mostly walkers out.

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Mile 214

September 19, 2023

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is recharging the NOAA MDMAP site within CoastWatch Mile 214.

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Mile 214

July 10, 2023

Everything is looking pretty well.

MatthewsE

Mile 214

March 13, 2023

A typical winter day.

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decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 214

February 4, 2023

Sanderlings disturbed by humans.

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decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 214

December 31, 2022

Unleashed dog chasing feeding shorebirds, and insufficient campaign to educate beach-goers to prevent this.

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Mile 214

December 5, 2022

Beautiful day at Newport.

MatthewsE