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Very low tide this morning, - 2.5' at 8:44am (HMSC dock), walked this mile and part of Mile 221 to look for sea stars/starfish. I saw a fair number in one location, a rocky area at the south end of the mile, near the base of the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area (which, by the way, isn't marked as a protected area on flight maps provided by NOAA, according to a FAA investigator I spoke to recently). Some of the sea stars looked ok (to my untutored eye), some didn't. I've attached a couple of photos.My estimate was 15-17 sea stars/starfish in that area. I didn't make a real count because my & my dog's presence seemed to upset a nearby black oystercatcher--I've heard them calling to each other but this was a different sound/call, more staccato, it seemed as though we were too close to something for the bird's comfort. So I took a few photos and we left. Neither Mile 220 nor 221 are my miles, but I live nearby so walked down this beach this morning.

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Mile 220

October 7, 2023

A large amount of debris, 7 large wood/foam panels and lots of pieces of all sizes of foam.

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Mile 220

September 16, 2023

Schooner South's cliffs/bluffs continue to erode.

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Mile 220

July 26, 2023

New sign up at the Schooner South beach access off 68th St warning of Contaminated waters.

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Mile 220

April 28, 2023

No clouds in the sky, what a day on 220!

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Mile 220

February 12, 2023

Started off chilly but the sun was shining and it was a gorgeous day on 220!

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Mile 220

January 19, 2023

Continued changes on 220 due to the rains, high tides and normal loss of sand in winter.

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Mile 220

December 17, 2022

Including photos of a black plastic pipe sticking out of Mile 220 bluff and odd milky fluid coming out of bluff and over rocks.

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Mile 220

October 17, 2022

Very cool jelly on Schooner South today.

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