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New bull kelp and surf grass is washing up, lots of old surf grass in the drift line; the sand is piled up, covering the rock formations, and actually diverting the outflow of Wade Creek to the south along the base of the bluff for over 100 yards before it turns west to the ocean. The water level was much lower (or the sand was higher) where I couldn't pass at the same tide level in April. Very little debris other than small plastic and a couple of bottles.

Human Activities

Number of people: 14. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 10. Sitting: 3. Other Activities: 1 sunbathing.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3.

Notable Wildlife

Lion's mane jellies, moon jelly, >60 Western sandpipers, beached Arctic Tern (probably fatally wounded, but still alive), Western gulls.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 6. 4 Common Murres2 Immature gulls

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. (see photos)Probably a harbor seal -- skeleton separated in parts, some intact fur apart from the bones.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces. Rope pieces

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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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