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This Father's Day the combination of temperate weather and unusually low tides brought out many people to enjoy the coast.North Fogarty Beach had many folks' pockets stuffed full of agates. We also met a fellow who was collecting garbage, and he showed us a "special" agate that he had found - a pretty perfect golf ball. We all had a laugh at that! We had the opportunity to introduce him to Oregon Shores, as well as discuss the wasting of sea stars.We'd heard about the mysterious disease affecting star fish from the Pacific Coast, but seeing it on our beach mile stunned us. Virtually every star we saw was affected. We have posted several photos of these dying creatures. Their loss is extremely sad.

Conditions

Temperature: 54 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: -2.1 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 28. Walking or running: 28. Sitting: 1. Tidepooling: 3. Other Activities: Collecting garbage. Lots of people gathering agates during the very low tide.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 6.

Notable Wildlife

Huge kelp beds were exposed during the low tide. The geology is fascinating - I wish that we knew more about the various rock formations.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. Shocking is the only way to describe the wasting of the dozen or so star fish that we saw.

Driftline Content

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

Natural Changes

Visible retreat of solid bluff.

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Mile 234

Lincoln Beach

May 20, 2024

A baby harbor seal was at the north base of Fishing Rock, along the tide line. There have been many many pelicans active this area lately, we recently saw and estimated 60-100 combined with gulls feasting on some type of fish in water on whole length of beach. This morning there were few pelicans but many swallows diving on the beach.

Barbara Joslin

Mile 234

Lincoln Beach

April 11, 2024

Fishing Rock shows significant signs of erosion and natural area disturbance, a great deal of evidence of off-trail usage and climbing on sides which has resulted in increased erosion and death of underbrush. Sparse sea bird presence but heavy wrack line velella velella wash up. No current presence of mammals or seabird carcasses, although there was heavy amount of carcasses this winter especially after storms. Evidence of erosion of slopes adjacent to the beach, especially in proximity to new riprap placement, but also in other areas as well. Light plastic and debris today

beejos8

Mile 234

Lincoln Beach

October 1, 2023

Some unattended digging dogs seemed troubling, and one thing to note was a lack of birds.

Your Song My Song

Mile 234

Lincoln Beach

March 4, 2021

A large concrete retaining wall collapsed last weekend (~Feb 27) endangering the stability of one home with others also vulnerable to further erosion.

dwhite

Mile 234

Lincoln Beach

February 28, 2021

These photos were taken by Fran Recht, CoastWatch volunteer.

jessejones

Mile 234

Lincoln Beach

February 19, 2019

Wonderful day at my favorite beach during King Tide!

Oregon Beach Girl

Mile 234

Lincoln Beach

December 21, 2018

The ocean became more "foamy" as the day progressed, *see photos.

Oregon Beach Girl

Mile 234

Lincoln Beach

October 29, 2015

A few groups of people were enjoying the overcast yet bright day and the King Tide.

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