Report Details

Sunny, windy day. Only one family on the Spit. We picked up many plastic pieces ... filled a large trash bag. Most looked like edges or sides of containers. No writing or markings. I had my zoom camera so got some close-ups of the seal colony. We walked up the bay side of the Salishan Spit in order to keep the north wind at our backs while on the ocean side. CoastWatch monitoring then deteriorated into an agate hunt, which was very successful.

Conditions

Temperature: 62 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Tide Level: 2.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 4. Playing in sand: 4. Approximately 20 people and 3 dogs on the Taft side of the Siletz.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

2 eagles spotted flying over Siletz Bay; 150+ harbor seals in their usual place at the tip of the Salishan Spit.

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. Skeleton - possibly a young seal

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

1 fish skeleton

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt). Plastic pieces

Report Images

Report Images

Share this post

All Mile 239 Reports

Showing 8 of 88 reports

Mile 239

Salishan Spit north, Siletz Bay

March 16, 2024

A beautiful 70-degree day in mid-March .

Linda Reid

Mile 239

Salishan Spit north, Siletz Bay

November 12, 2023

Not a bad fall day for a walk with our out-of-town visitors, but walking the beach was impossible due to the high tide and big waves, which were reaching the beach grass area and bouncing large pieces of driftwood around.

ORbeach

Mile 239

Salishan Spit north, Siletz Bay

July 12, 2023

As nice a summer day as we get here on the coast.

ORbeach

Mile 239

Salishan Spit north, Siletz Bay

April 30, 2023

After a winter and spring of horrible weather, we finally got out to survey our mile on a mild day.

ORbeach

Mile 239

Salishan Spit north, Siletz Bay

November 20, 2022

Sunny, calm day.

ORbeach

Mile 239

Salishan Spit north, Siletz Bay

August 6, 2022

Found a dead sea lion on the beach at beach access #50.

ORbeach

Mile 239

Salishan Spit north, Siletz Bay

July 31, 2022

A warm calm summer's day.

ORbeach

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 239

Salishan Spit north, Siletz Bay

March 28, 2022

Lots of gulls and several seals playing in the surf.

mlbutowitsch