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Very warm day for Mile 243, 81 degrees air. Piles of empty mussel shells were puzzling (see photo)Otherwise, beaches were clean and litter free.One vehicle stuck in loose sand in permitted area was being towed out by a Good Samaritan. Sadly, my favorite large drift wood seemed to have been reduced to charred remains.

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Strong. Wind Direction: E. Tide Level: 7.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 44. Number of dogs: 8. Walking or running: 34. Playing in surf: 2. Playing in sand: 6. Sitting: 1. Photography: 2. Surfing: 2. Fishing: 1. My favorite large driftwood seems to have been reduced to piles of charred wood. Guess it's the season for beach fires in Lincoln City. Wish they'd confine them to Taft beach. Otherwise, beaches were clean of most litter after Labor Day weekend.

Concerns

Fire

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 6. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 12.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt).

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Mile 243

Wecoma Beach, Lincoln City

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Mile 243

Wecoma Beach, Lincoln City

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Mile 243

Wecoma Beach, Lincoln City

September 29, 2023

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

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Mile 243

Wecoma Beach, Lincoln City

September 5, 2023

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