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As nice a summer day as we get here on the coast.  The harbor seals - no doubt scared away by the 4th of July fireworks - have returned to their regular spot.  Amongst them were 10 brown pelicans ... alternately flying, swimming and standing on the sand.  Fewer than 100 yards away was a large amount of debris left from the Lincoln City fireworks display.  I picked up what I could but couldn't get it all.  Most was cardboard lids and containers - so probably not as great a threat to wildlife as plastic.  Didn't find any other trash on the beach.

Conditions

Temperature: 63 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 2.1 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 18. Walking or running: 14. Sitting: 4. Est. 80 people on the Taft side of the Siletz River mouth, but did not walk that side.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 5.

Notable Wildlife

Est. 125 seals in their regular resting place at the tip of the Salishan Spit. 10 brown pelicans also hanging out in that area.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells. Fireworks debris

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