Report Details

Beautiful day, light breeze, gentle surf...There was not too much debris on the beach other than numerous small foam pieces (mostly brown, white, and light blue), and one larger, about 18"x18"x4"; very few plastic bottles compared to previous visits to this beach (about 3 or 4). There was one plastic bottle with tiny goose barnacles, and, interestingly, a crisp clean label separated from a cola bottle, with asian writing on it. There appears to be a lot of pieces of lumber that are not overly weathered (as if they might have come across from Japan?). Just a few pieces of fireworks trash. The sea lion carcass reported last month was still there, feeding turkey vultures, quite collapsed but still large.

Conditions

Temperature: 61 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 6.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 19. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 19. Nothing remarkable -- just people enjoying the beautiful summer day.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3.

Notable Wildlife

Western gulls, crow, turkey vultures, 1 oystercatcher

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 8. 4 western gulls, 2 common murres, 2 others

Stranded Marine Mammals

sea lion carcass still there (in last report)

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.), Shells, Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces. lumber

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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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Mile 222

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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