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Dead beached whale on Mile 238, either a new one or the recently buried one has been unearthed. Horrible smell extends up and down the beach.

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Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light.

Human Activities

A couple of weeks ago, authorities buried the dead beached whale using a large bulldozer. It was buried deep and near the waterline. Today, i noticed that either it has been unearthed or there is another dead beached whale. It is in approximately the same location on Mile 238 on the Salishan spit. A couple hundred yards north on the beach is a large section of what looks like a pelvic region of a large mammal. Pictures attached. The odor is horrendous on the beach and over on Salishan Drive, from beach access 51B to 51A.

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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