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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!

Conditions

Temperature: 49 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Tide Level: 0.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 5. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 5. Just people taking walks

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

1 juvenile bald eagle, briefly on the ground at wade creek. 1 western gull. 1 American crows. 3 barn swallows.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. Little remained other than the spine and some dorsal feathers that were white, so guessing a gull

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). 3 large pieces of tree trunks; it’s unusual to see any such large pieces on this mile of beach. Also had an approx 50 lb hard plastic presumed shipping casing. Collected approx 5 lbs of garbage.

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls. I think there was a small landslide at the mile’s middle parking lot (the one with no beach access). A large patch of freshly exposed rock had caught my eye while driving south on 101 earlier in the week. Didn’t get to observe it from the beach until today. Is approx 30 ft across and 10 ft in height (see photo). No clear evidence of a fresh landslide on the beach, but land that fell to the beach would have been washed away by high tides.

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Newly exposed area is the light colored rock at the top of the bluff. Yaquina Head lighthouse seen in the far background on the right
Large debris, approx 50 lbs
Beached bird

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All Mile 222 Reports

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Mile 222

Moolack Beach N, Coal Creek, S of Wade Creek

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

Moolack Beach N, Coal Creek, S of Wade Creek

April 2, 2023

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

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Mile 222

Moolack Beach N, Coal Creek, S of Wade Creek

February 11, 2023

Gorgeous but cold and windy day.

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Mile 222

Moolack Beach N, Coal Creek, S of Wade Creek

October 15, 2022

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

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Mile 222

Moolack Beach N, Coal Creek, S of Wade Creek

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

Moolack Beach N, Coal Creek, S of Wade Creek

July 17, 2022

Very little water in Wade Creek.

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Mile 222

Moolack Beach N, Coal Creek, S of Wade Creek

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

Moolack Beach N, Coal Creek, S of Wade Creek

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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