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Peaceful, unsettlingly warm (for time of year) morning. Relatively high concentration of fresh bull kelp, and increased concentrations of various jellyfish, compared to the last at least six months. Less moon jellies, so far, than I saw here last fall. Seeing crystal jellies this year, as opposed to last fall. More washed up cigarette butts today than I've seen in the last year, with the usual high amount in the parking lot. 

Conditions

Temperature: 57 F. Tide Level: 5.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 4. Walking or running: 4. Other Activities: 2 of the 4 people, each by themselves, looked to be on long hikes (had large backpacks).

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.).

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Hard to see in the photo, fishing line was knitted around seaweed in lower part of the photo
Largest moon jelly I’ve ever seen washed ashore
Crystal jelly
It’s rare to see intact sand dollars at this mile, but I saw two on this day

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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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