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Pleasant day with a southerly wind.  Normally there would be more visitors on the Taft side of the Siletz River, but tourism has been curtailed by coronavirus restrictions.  The harbor seals were difficult to count due to their position on the Spit, but we estimated there were at least 100 in the group.  Did not readily spot any pups.  Very little trash on the beach; we only picked up a few small items (plus a piece of plastic tubing).

Conditions

Temperature: 56 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: -0.1 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 4. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 1. Other Activities: 25+ people on the Taft side of the Siletz River, most agate hunting; 2 dogs.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 5.

Notable Wildlife

100+ harbor seals in their usual resting spot at the north end of the Salishan Spit

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. 1 dead seagull

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

2 ochre sea stars in the sand

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt).

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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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