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The low tide and the number of sea stars made tide pooling an educational experience for many families. The team collected eight pounds of litter. We were pleased to share the Adopt-A-Mile program with others in the hope that it would encourage them to participate. The sunny weather brought many people to Lincoln City as they escaped the heat of the valley.

Conditions

Temperature: 74 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: -2.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 300. Number of dogs: 64. Walking or running: 200. Sitting: 300. Tidepooling: 100. Other Activities: This minus tide and the warm weather attracted many people to the coast. Our team had a difficult time counting each individual, so the estimate was 300 plus on Mile 242 today. The activities enjoyed were wave jumping, wading in the water, sunbathing, kite flying (10), horseback riding (3), electric bikes (2), volleyball, small trampoline, wheelchair accessibility area, canopies and tents (24), portable firepit, and sandcastle building. People were walking the mile in search of glass floats.. The team observed electric bikes on both sides of D River. Individuals on electric bikes were riding through tidepools and posted areas where motorized vehicles were prohibited.

Concerns

Litter, Climbing bluffs/seastacks

Apparent violations: People were climbing the bluff where signs were clearly posted..

Vehicles

Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 27.

Notable Wildlife

The team spied 6 chitons, 2 kelp crabs, lots of hermit crabs, many sea stars and anemones. We noted many pools with thousands of zooplankton. We observed a Bald Eagle, White Crown sparrows, pelicans, and some Black Turnstone, Along the wrack line, were many lady beetles and a Golden Buprestid beetle. There were beach hoppers, one that was as large as a human thumbnail.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. The dead bird was a cormorant.

Driftline Content

Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). The team noticed many invertebrates in the wrack line. This year there seemed to be an abundant number of winged carpenter ants, small beetles, and lady beetles.

Natural Changes

Uncovered by natural changes; there was a vertical log from the wrack line to the bluff. Newly eroded sandstone cliff on the southern side of Mile 242. Large boulder piles were settled on the shelf.

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Mile 242

Lincoln City, D River SW, Devils Lake SP, Oceanlake

May 10, 2024

The low tide and the number of sea stars made tide pooling an educational experience for many families.

Teachers: Annette, Maureen, Bobbie, and Sally

Mile 242

Lincoln City, D River SW, Devils Lake SP, Oceanlake

April 12, 2024

The season of warming weather has brought more people to mile 242. We would appreciate Lincoln City sending out a stronger message for people who are searching for floats.

Teachers: Sally, Bill, Annette, Maureen, Bobbie, Laurie

Mile 242

Lincoln City, D River SW, Devils Lake SP, Oceanlake

March 13, 2024

The winter storms have caused erosion with the 242 mile. It was a beautiful, sunny day filled with people and dogs exploring this stretch of mile 242.

Teachers: Annette, Sally, Bobbie, Bill, Maureen

Mile 242

Lincoln City, D River SW, Devils Lake SP, Oceanlake

February 2, 2024

We found some type of plant tuber, four total, North of D Sands. Graffiti was noted on a boulder north of D Sands. Of the dead birds, 51 were south of D Sands, and 10 were north. Our team collected a 3-gallon bag of marine debris.

Maureen Foelkl

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 242

Lincoln City, D River SW, Devils Lake SP, Oceanlake

March 8, 2020

Was a sunny day at the beach today.

Bluewater

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 242

Lincoln City, D River SW, Devils Lake SP, Oceanlake

July 21, 2019

I did not get any pictures as my camera is not working correctly at the moment.

Bluewater

Mile 242

Lincoln City, D River SW, Devils Lake SP, Oceanlake

February 17, 2019

It was a pretty calm day at the beach.

Bluewater

Mile 242

Lincoln City, D River SW, Devils Lake SP, Oceanlake

October 14, 2018

Today was perfect beach weather.

Bluewater