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Nice day at the beach, cool, overcast, little to no wind. Met some surfers coming up from beach (4-5) as I was going down long stairway. Tide coming in, fairly high. High tide at Yaquina Bay supposed to be at 2:37pm (7 feet) today. I was seeing a fairly large number of small to mid-sized (3-4" at widest) clear jellyfish along mile 219 this week, also at mile 220 last Saturday & Sunday. But saw very few along mile 224 today. Maybe 5 and quite small. I wasn't on the beach at same tidal height (last Sat/Sun on beach during low tide/tide starting to come back in, perhaps that accounts for the difference in number of jellyfish seen.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 6.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 15. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 12. Sitting: 2. Surfing: 1. There's a viewpoint at this access, so at least 1/3 of the vehicles were for people who would eat at the restaurant, look at the view, walk around a bit but never go down the 90+ step stairway to the beach. There's also a "Marine Garden" or used to be (not part of my mile). There's roadside parking & two parking lots. I may have underestimated number of vehicles.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 25. RVs/Buses parking: 3.

Notable Wildlife

Sand fleas and another invertebrate, seen it before don't know exactly what it is, see photos.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. No leg band visible. Bird was black, had been dead for awhile, partially buried by sand so probably on beach through at least one high tide cycle (if not washed ashore during the high tide). Looked a little small for a cormorant--possibly a surf scoter? (but I don't think I see many of those this time of year). Also parts (wings) of at least one other bird, probably gull.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Lots of crab parts, possibly from molting. One dead crab, mostly complete, mostly in the several driftlines.

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces. Remnants of blessing of the ships bouquets, ribbon seaweed, lots, more then one kind

Natural Changes

usual steady erosion of exposed bluffs.

Actions & Comments

No action to take. Towards end of mile, maybe 1/4 mile from south end/Beverly Beach State Park, lots of driftwood "construction". No signs of partying & fires--so far--just constructions of pen-like areas, etc.

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July 22, 2023

Lovely day on the beach.

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July 22, 2023

Very low tide this am, I have no idea what the exact tide level was so I didn't enter a number.

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April 3, 2023

Pleasant if chilly walk on the beach.

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March 11, 2023

Quite a dynamic winter on this mile, more erosion noted, and a moderate sized slide seen on the mile.

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October 6, 2022

Nice day for a walk on the beach, clean beach, saw 6 cyclists (one solo, I think the rest were more or less together), first time I've seen cyclists on this beach, have seen them off & on from the south jetty north to Lucky Gap access.

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September 11, 2021

Pretty day on the beach,  I was on the beach when the tide was going out, my South Beach tide table indicates the low tide in SB was at 9:43 am & 1.

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February 7, 2021

Pleasant day at the beach at a low low tide (not a minus tide though.

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May 31, 2019

Very pleasant day & time for a walk on the beach, very few people.

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