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Gorgeous but cold and windy day. 3 recent looking medium sized landslides. Less natural and unnatural (trash) driftline debris than I usually see. I had never seen a beach ball before (see photo), and then learned about them thanks to an internet search that led me to an Oregon State webpage.Edit from CoastWatch Program Manager:  I love beach balls! The following is from the Oregon State University website page about beach balls "They are usually made of vegetation such as seagrass or dune grass, mixed with other materials like fishing lines, snail egg cases from tidepools, pine needles, bits of seaweed, or woody twigs. The balls may be perfectly round or oval. Most are about the size pictured here but may be much larger." Find more information here: https://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/visitor-center/found-beach/beach-balls

Conditions

Temperature: 45 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NE. Tide Level: 3.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 9. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 3.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Shells, Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). 2 beach balls (bound up sea grass)

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls.

Actions & Comments

3 small/medium sized rock/landslides that looked as if they occurred in the last few weeks

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July 2, 2023

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October 15, 2022

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

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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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July 17, 2022

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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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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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