Report Details

Beach is developing "winter" (higher energy) profile--noted the exposure of the ancient tree trunk/roots about 1/2 way through mile. Noted passage of one of "scenic ride" helicopters--this one out of Siletz airport (not quite as noisy as the one out of Newport airport) yet another visual and audio blight on an otherwise beautiful landscape.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 0.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 10. Walking or running: 6. Surfing: 2. Other Activities: standing & talking on 100 step stairway to beach.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 5.

Notable Wildlife

Some dead crabs on beach, saw 2 seagulls fighting over/killing a crab.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 5. I believe I identified 3 fulmars, one comorant and one bird was too torn apart to identify.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. As noted above, saw more crabs than usual

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Styrofoam, Wood pieces. lots of plastic bits, different colors, lots of seaweed that resembles beach grass, but w/a narrower blade (width).

Natural Changes

nothng recent, just ongoing.

Actions & Comments

A beautiful day at the beach. The ancient tree trunk is exposed again. I was not able to walk the entire length of the mile because I couldn't find a way to cross the southernmost creek without getting my sneakers soaked-- & I had forgotten to put my waterproof boots in the car. I looked along that portion of the beach and could not see anything out of the ordinary. The beach was pretty clean, I saw very little litter & no signs of recent beach fires/parties, 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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