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Pleasant day after nearly a month of rain.  More people than usual out walking on the beach.  Picked up 1/2 bag of trash ... mostly small plastic pieces and styrofoam.

Conditions

Temperature: 61 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 5.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 16. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 7. Sitting: 7. Fishing: 2. Estimated 98 people and 9 dogs on the Taft side of the Siletz but we did not walk that side. One group arrived on the Spit by boat.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

A flock of Heermann's Gulls at the end of the Salishan Spit. We noticed these birds at about the same time last year. 70+ harbor seals on the spit or in the water.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. 1 dead gull

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea).

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