Report Details

This is our first report on mile 234 and we have nothing to historically compare it to.The entire northern portion of the beach was heavily rip-rapped which was in various condition. Beach grasses gained foothold on the rip-rap in several areas. There were several drainage pipes protruding over the rip-rap. The most remarkable discovery was a dead sea lion, about 4 feet in length at the high tide line. The only damage we could see were two small holes on its lower torso about 3 inches on each side of its spine and its eyes had been eaten away.

Conditions

Temperature: 51 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 2.2 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 12. Number of dogs: 5. Walking or running: 12. Photography: 2. Other Activities: 3 people picking up garbage. Nothing remarkable.

Concerns

Apparent violations: Human feces (with paper) at interface of shore and private property..

Notable Wildlife

Oyster catcher on rocks below bluff.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Small rocks, Wood pieces. 2 plywood panels, red plastic (5' x 7') lid to container, lots of thick dense sea foam.

New Development

Steps down bluff.

Actions & Comments

Photographed new home construction and new steps with rail down to beach.

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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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