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There were a lot of people walking and running on the beach this morning. It was a warm, calm morning. Yesterday was the Oregon beach clean-up so the beach was pretty free of litter. There continues to be erosion of the bluff and evidence of people climbing up the slopes and causing continued erosion. The dunes are still present on the beach and have not been washed away yet.

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 4.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 32. Number of dogs: 6. Walking or running: 29.

Concerns

Fire, Litter

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 5. 1 dead northern fulmar4 dead common murre

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. old Zalophus californianus, just bones, skin, some flesh left. Up next to bluff, near stream, it has been there at least one year and was uncovered by sand.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces. eel grass and surf greass

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Visible retreat of solid bluff.

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June 4, 2019

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April 19, 2019

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