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A clear sunny day after hurricane Oho scooted by to our north. The wave action was strong and it was the clear that the higher tides were pushing quite a way up the beach.Only one other person was observed walking at the edge of the surf.Four dead birds were seen. Three possible murres with only some feathers and partial skeletons visible at the northern end of the mile. One gull at the southern end.

Conditions

Temperature: 65 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 5.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 1. Walking or running: 1.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 4. 3 smaller birds in the upper rack line with some feathers and skeleton visible, maybe a type of murre. These were located in the northern end of the mile. One gull (see picture) at southern end of mile. Looked like it had been attacked and killed by something on shore as there were feathers on the foredune and wounds were bright red.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Styrofoam, Wood pieces. A collect of broken plastic pieces and general shore and sea trash

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Mile 238

December 20, 2023

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

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Mile 238

October 8, 2023

Beach was calm and litter-free.

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Mile 238

July 9, 2023

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

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Mile 238

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.

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Mile 238

December 29, 2022

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

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Mile 238

September 1, 2022

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

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Mile 238

June 7, 2022

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

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Mile 238

February 17, 2022

Several riprap projects are underway in Mile 238.

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