Report Details

The dunes continue to predominate at the beach. Water at high tide snakes between the dune ridges to approach the bluffs, leaving pools behind in places. Rocks are coming down near Jumpoff Joe, and the large sedimentary rocks near there are shedding large chunks onto the sand. There is evidence of some mortality, not unusual at this time of year, of murre chicks.Note: This report includes a little more than a mile; it runs from Agate Beach Wayside to Nye Beach Turnaround.

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Foggy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: -1.3 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 44. Number of dogs: 9. Walking or running: 30. Playing in surf: 4. Playing in sand: 3. Sitting: 1. Other Activities: 2 kite, 4 standing watching kids. Fog obscured much of the beach, and there were fewer people than might have been expected on a summer Saturday.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 18.

Notable Wildlife

There were five crows, a few gulls, several swallows swooping over the sand, three ravens, five crows

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. There were very old remains of two birds; these appeared to have been common murre chicks. There was another spot where white feathers were scattered over an area, and there evidently had been a dead bird there.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Neatly picked bones of a fish appeared in one spot.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces. a tee shirt, plastic pieces, paper cup, sand bucket, feathers, large piece of plywood, small barnacle clumps, insects on kelp

Natural Changes

Exfoliation of sedementary rocks on beaches

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Mile 217

Newport, Nye Beach north, Agate Beach south

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Mile 217

Newport, Nye Beach north, Agate Beach south

June 4, 2019

Last month we had contacted State Parks regarding the need for a Doggie Poop Station.

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Mile 217

Newport, Nye Beach north, Agate Beach south

April 19, 2019

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