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Beautiful but breezy day. The beach was covered with millions of Velella velella ("by-the-wind sailors") jellyfish decomposing in the sun. Very little debris but a couple possible tsunami items.

Conditions

Temperature: 54 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 0.2 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 2. Walking or running: 1. 30+ people on the north side of the Siletz Bay outflow ... many appeared to be agate hunting

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

150+ harbor seals in their usual resting place on the north tip of the Salishan Spit.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. Millions of Velella velella stranded at the high tide line

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass.

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Mile 239

Salishan Spit north, Siletz Bay

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Salishan Spit north, Siletz Bay

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Salishan Spit north, Siletz Bay

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Salishan Spit north, Siletz Bay

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