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Sunny, calm day. Several people out walking on the spit. Estimated 120+ people and 12 dogs on the Taft side of the Siletz. No beach litter! - except for one stray crab pot. Some of the sharp drop-offs have abated somewhat so it is possible to walk the entire mile on the ocean side again.

Conditions

Temperature: 56 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 2.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 20. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 20. Two groups of people were approaching the harbor seal habitat. I warned them about keeping a distance but they seemed to already know that.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 4.

Notable Wildlife

100+ harbor seals in their usual place at the tip of the Salishan Spit; more in the water; injured black scoter near water's edge

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Shells.

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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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