Report Details

A pleasant day the weekend before Thanksgiving.  Only a few people on the beach.  Picked up a very few pieces of plastic trash.  No harbor seals at their usual resting place at the tip of the Salishan Spit but a few in the water at the mouth of the Siletz River.  Winter changes in the sandy areas due to storms and tides have created bluffs where there used to be gradual access to the beach.

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 4.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 10. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 5. Playing in surf: 3. Other Activities: Estimated 75 people and 2 dogs on the Taft side of the Siletz River mouth.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 9.

Notable Wildlife

Small groups of seagulls on shore. A few harbor seals in the water.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt).

Natural Changes

Ongoing winter erosion turning dune areas into bluffs

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Winter storm erosion creates bluffs near houses on the Salishan Spit
Harbor seal in the water at the mouth of the Siletz River
A variety of gulls overlooking Siletz Bay
We were puzzled by these markings in the sand. They went on for 50 yards or more.

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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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