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Only me on the beach this beautiful Thursday afternoon. 50+ people across the Siletz River mouth on the Taft beach. The harbor seals have returned to their usual resting place ... estimated 150+. The sand has returned to the area they like. I could not walk the entire length of beach. Steep dropoffs have replaced gradual inclines in some areas. Too dangerous to be on the beach with the incoming tide ... would be easy to get caught against a cliff by a wave.

Conditions

Temperature: 59 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 5.0 feet.

Human Activities

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

Notable Wildlife

150+ harbor seals at the tip of Salishan Spit

Driftline Content

Small rocks.

Natural Changes

Dropoffs replacing gradual inclines

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Salishan Spit north, Siletz Bay

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