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Deceased marine mammal, small Guadalupe fur seal by Surf Tide Resort. Otherwise typical shoreline today, perhaps more humans than usual weekday due to federal holiday (Juneteenth).

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 5.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 82. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 35. Playing in surf: 4. Playing in sand: 7. Sitting: 35. Other Activities: metal detector 1. 2 un- or remotely supervised kids (age 8 and 10?) chased a flock of seagulls, scattering them. One apparently unhoused individual sitting on bench over beach with cart of belongings nearby at beginning and end of study.

Concerns

Fire, Litter

Apparent violations: One extinguished fire quite close to vegetation (photo).

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 5.

Notable Wildlife

Nothing unusual. Western gulls, a few crows. A bit of seaweed and mussel shell clusters, crab shells here and there.

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. Deceased Guadalupe fur seal, 42 inches long, about 6-8 inches wide (photos). Above tide line, head aimed to ocean. Right behind Surf Tides Resort (about NW 32nd Ave). Reported to Jim Rice/Stranding Coordinator, Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces. A few clear jellies here and there

New Development

None noted

Man-made Modifications

None noted

Natural Changes

None noted

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Beach to south of headlands mid-mile
View to north from headlands mid-mile
Deceased Guadalupe fur seal
Deceased Guadalupe fur seal
Deceased Guadalupe fur seal location
extinguished fire near vegetation
Gulls eating mussels
vegetation--kelp or seaweed or somesuch
clear jelly as seen here and there on surf line
sand play showing human ingenuity

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