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The late spring discoveries of Mile 242 brought many people to enjoy the tidepools. The team noted less diversity in the tidepools even with the low tides. Foam blanketed the mile aroused curiosity, One member located an article about how and why foam occurs on beaches, https://beachconnection.net/news/aweseafo041817_839.php We collected three pounds of trash and noted that there were fewer plastic bottle caps this month. Although the wind brought a chill to the air, it was a beautifully sunny day to explore the mile.

Conditions

Temperature: 64 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Tide Level: -1 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 250. Number of dogs: 23. Walking or running: 200. Sitting: 250. Tidepooling: 50. Surfing: 5. Other Activities: Other activities observed: Kite flying (3) Electric bike riding Sunbathing Visiting with others Playing and digging in the sand Sandcastle building Playing in waves Playing fetch with dogs Looking for glass floats. People were enjoying the day even though the wind chill factor was present.

Concerns

Apparent violations: Feeding the seagulls Someone throwing a half sheet of plywood into the surf..

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed: 1.

Notable Wildlife

The team viewed a Black Oystercatcher and a young Bald Eagle. There were many mole crabs and empty crab shells.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 3. Seagulls (2) Common Murre (1) No leg bands noted.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, 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.). One sandworm was found and a photo is included in this report.

Natural Changes

Late spring brings the Leafy Pea and Silverweed Cinquefoil to bloom. Soil erosion on the bluff south end of Mile 242. Footprints were noted on the bluff.

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Mile 242

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

June 6, 2024

The late spring discoveries of Mile 242 brought many people to enjoy the tidepools. https://beachconnection. We collected three pounds of trash and noted that there were fewer plastic bottle caps this month. Although the wind brought a chill to the air, it was a beautifully sunny day to explore the mile.

Bobbie, Sally, Annette Retired Teachers

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