Report Details

Broad sunny beach on a holiday weekend. Many more humans and fewer birds than usual. Small, usual amount of plastic trash. Two F-15 jets headed south for flyover at Fleet of Flowers in Depoe Bay. No oiled or distressed birds, no tar deposits (seen further north along the coast this week) noted.

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: -0.78 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 178. Number of dogs: 20. Walking or running: 124. Sitting: 18. Tidepooling: 34. Other Activities: Kite flying 2. So nice to have the tidepools at NW 15th Street free from vehicles!

Concerns

Litter

Apparent violations: Small amount of litter today (collected and disposed of): yogurt cup, plastic rope, plastic bucket handle, etc.

Notable Wildlife

A couple crows seen, few gulls. No other birds, fish, wildlife

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

None

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt). Looked closely for tar balls or deposits in wrack line. None seen.

New Development

None

Man-made Modifications

None

Natural Changes

Beach in front or Surftides Resort (NW 30th St) is again sandy, not the rocky moonscape seen 2 months ago.

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