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The beach is continuing to fill with more sand. The prevention of cars going to the NW 68th street parking is probably reducing the amount of plastic/trash. Although it is summer, erosion continues at Yaquina Head cliff and exposing pipes.

Conditions

Temperature: 61 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 2.3 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 13. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 9. Playing in sand: 2. Tidepooling: 1. Other Activities: 2-Kite, 1-in tent/shelter,. There was a group of 5 (2 playing in sand, 2 getting kite ready to fly, and 1 in tent/shelter) at Beach Entrance (off 56th & Rhododendron). I walked and photographed Yaquina Cliff--by the time I got back they had already left.

Notable Wildlife

More gulls this visit. About 50 near the entrance off 56th and Rhododendron about 25 mile on the rest of the trip up to 68th street.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells. There was a lot more kelp along the wrack line. Saw about a dozen shells of Dungeness crabs--they had uniform lines for being molts. I saw very little plastic on the beach.

New Development

Drainage pipes. There was more erosion at the first sets of pipes compared to last quarter. I also spotted more pipes about 100 yards further north.

Man-made Modifications

There is NOW highway concrete blocks preventing persons from going to the parking above the beach at NW 68th street.

Natural Changes

Visible retreat of solid bluff. There was more erosion in the Yaquina Cliff.

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January 19, 2023

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