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Beautiful morning; most interesting was the quantity of crab shell parts, and five dead birds (though two of the birds were probably into Mile 237).

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 0.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 5. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 1. Sitting: 4.

Notable Wildlife

Brown pelicans; oodles

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 5. I don't know my birds well enough to identify all; one was completely deteriorated. I did photograph them. first two photos probably a common murre; third photo was a mammal (see below), and fourth (two photos) a large-winged bird. One wing probably 18" long.

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. Unsure. Possibly a raccoon? Fur on belly still visible and striped fur on tail bone. See photo.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces. Lots of small piles of shreddings and bits. Most noticeable was the plethora of crab shells (some whole backs) and pincers

Natural Changes

ongoing erosion at glenden beach state park; access has for some time been mostly inaccessible (steep, slippery); new signs posted this summer to keep people off bluffs

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Mile 236

January 20, 2023

Beautiful day.

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Mile 236

February 26, 2022

After a spate of sunny weather, we finally have rain, or at least drizzle.

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Mile 236

December 15, 2021

A relatively dry afternoon; maybe three people besides me.

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Mile 236

January 21, 2021

As I don't live here, there's a lot that I miss.

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Mile 236

November 22, 2020

It has been a while since I've been able to cover my mile.

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Mile 236

February 2, 2020

Storm damage for this mile seems mostly at Laurel/Sijota; Morris Excavation has built a roadbed parallel to the bluff for equipment access; some erosion at World Mark, north of state park.

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Mile 236

January 15, 2019

Remarkably little debris - anticipating a different story after the King tides!

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Mile 236

October 19, 2018

Gorgeous afternoon, bracing wind, an unobscured sun as it nears the horizon

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