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Pleasant day on Mile 243 with 15 people enjoying walking beach with another person and/or dog. One fishing while dog was playing nearby. Tidal pool area was busy as tide receded. Sand at SW 15th area was packed, allowing some smaller cars on beach that would not have made it a month ago when sand was deeper and softer. A large driftwood piece was about 36 feet from the bank, which seemed closer than earlier. Unfortunately, I had not measured distance earlier in the year.


Temperature: 48 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: W. Tide Level: 4.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 15. Number of dogs: 7. Walking or running: 13. Playing in surf: 2. Playing in sand: 2. Sitting: 4. Tidepooling: 8. Fishing: 1. Very pleasant time at the beach. Most people were enjoying walking in the sunshine with another person and or dog.


Cars/trucks parking: 8. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 7.

Notable Wildlife

Only saw one gull.

Driftline Content

Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces. Minimal debris in driftline.

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Mile 243

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December 8, 2023

For the first time, no dead birds or mammals seen, but many dead fish at the wrack line today.

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December 6, 2023

Again, short walk today but unusual concentration of dead fish, maybe 20-30 from NW 32nd to NW 26th Streets, Wecoma Beach.


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November 7, 2023

Bright sunny day after a few of heavy rain and winds.


Mile 243

September 29, 2023

Four dead birds, one dead seal (reported to Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network).


Mile 243

September 5, 2023

The Morning After Labor Day weekend is a lovely time on the Oregon Coast.


Mile 243

July 10, 2023

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Mile 243

June 19, 2023

Deceased marine mammal, small Guadalupe fur seal by Surf Tide Resort.