Report Details

A warm overcast day. Five people, two dogs walking on the beach. Plastic bottles, handles and float parts picked up as trash.Four dead birds at the north end of the mile. See attached photos.

Conditions

Temperature: 65 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 2.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 5. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 5.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 4. Birds were in the upper wrack and most fairly decomposed. Not sure of species but see photo.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. Lots of crystal jellies from about 4" to 1" diameter washing up with each incoming wave.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Shells.

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Mile 238

Salishan Spit, North Lagoon, Siletz Bay

May 20, 2024

The beach was completely empty today.

Cathy

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Mile 238

Salishan Spit, North Lagoon, Siletz Bay

December 20, 2023

Beach was completely deserted today. The only usable accesses are at 50B and in between properties 281 and 283.

Catherine Berger

Mile 238

Salishan Spit, North Lagoon, Siletz Bay

October 8, 2023

Beach was calm and litter-free.

Cathy238

Mile 238

Salishan Spit, North Lagoon, Siletz Bay

July 9, 2023

Some beach accesses have been reopened (50B and between property 281/283).

Cathy238

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Mile 238

Salishan Spit, North Lagoon, Siletz Bay

March 26, 2023

Beach accesses are currently closed along Salishan Drive, except at the end of the road at access #50, and an unmarked access at lot #349.

Cathy238

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Mile 238

Salishan Spit, North Lagoon, Siletz Bay

December 29, 2022

Very little beach to walk on at this time of year at high tide.

Cathy238

Mile 238

Salishan Spit, North Lagoon, Siletz Bay

September 1, 2022

Some accesses are usable again, like the one near lot 281.

Cathy238

Mile 238

Salishan Spit, North Lagoon, Siletz Bay

June 7, 2022

Very little activity and little debris (logs, kelp, etc) today on this mile.

Cathy238