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A calm, sunny but cool day.  More people out on the beach than normal, given the time of year - probably glad to get outside after nearly a week of heavy rain and storms.  No trash ... I picked up one candy wrapper.  There was a large (and very heavy) piece of compressed styrofoam almost at the tip of the spit up against the vegetation line; I could not carry it out.  There were NO harbor seals in their usual resting place at the tip of the spit, where we often see 100-200; I spotted only one in the water.  Maybe the recent King Tides disrupted their normal patterns.  There was a jet ski, a kayaker and several fishing boats in Siletz Bay.

Conditions

Temperature: 51 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 4.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 14. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 11. Fishing: 1. Est. 90 people on the Taft side of the Siletz rivermouth, but I did not walk that side of the mile.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 8.

Notable Wildlife

A few seagulls. NO harbor seals in their usual resting place at the tip of the Salishan Spit.

Driftline Content

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

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Salishan Spit north, Siletz Bay

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Salishan Spit north, Siletz Bay

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