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The most outstanding features of this survey were the large amounts of washed-up By-the-wind sailors (Velella velella) in all the drift lines between the water's edge and the bluff, and the large amount of wood covered densely with pelagic goose barnacles. Also, the debris was worse than I've ever seen it here, from small plastic bits to large pieces of bins, tubs, grates, pipe, etc. The one bag I filled didn't even approach making a small dent in the amount. Unfortunately, due to shoulder issues, I am unable to carry very much over the two mile round trip. There was a large collection of "bins" (they look like laundry bins, but are of hard plastic) and other large debris piled up by the north beach access point.I took a picture of the lahar stumps at the north end just for the record.

Conditions

Temperature: 56 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 2.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 14. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 6. Playing in sand: 4. Sitting: 4.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 5.

Notable Wildlife

Western gulls, Turkey vultures, crows, song sparrows in bluff scrub.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. Velella velella, and pelagic goose barnacles (Lepas anatifera) on drift logs.

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.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Shells, Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces. Voluminous amounts of Velella velella (photos)

Natural Changes

High sand cover (almost no rock formations, previously seen, are visible)

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Mile 222

July 2, 2023

A windy day without much to report; just the usual off-leash dogs (no shorebirds present to potentially be flushed) and trash.

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April 2, 2023

Typical Oregon day, I saw hail, high wind, sun, and calm in the

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Mile 222

February 11, 2023

Gorgeous but cold and windy day.

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Mile 222

October 15, 2022

Peaceful, unsettlingly warm (for time of year) morning.

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Mile 222

September 25, 2022

Relatively high amount of people, mainly dogwalkers, out early for a pleasant Sunday morning trip to the beach.

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Mile 222

July 17, 2022

Very little water in Wade Creek.

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Mile 222

July 10, 2022

The beach fire close to vegetation, and somewhat close to access point was the main unusual concern to report, otherwise just the usual concern of trash.

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Mile 222

May 30, 2022

Notable highlights: relatively small landslide at the mile's middle parking lot; large piece of shipping debris; large tree debris (unusual to see large natural or unnatural debris at this mile; the usual trash (though as usual, less than seen at miles 223 and 224 to the north); a bald eagle and barn swallows!

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