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Did regular observation of Chinook Winds rocks, NW 44th, Lincoln City, at very low tide and population of sea stars was noticiablely less than in past years at same time of the year and tides. Sea Stars that were there were large and plump. Photos from today and from June and July 2019 for comparision.

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Temperature: 52 F. Tide Level: -1.2 feet.

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Chinook Winds rocks at -1.5 tide showing fewer than normal sea star population. Comparison photos below from other years.
Chinook Winds rocks at -1.5 tide showing fewer than normal sea star population. Comparison photos below from other years.
Chinook Winds rocks at low tide, -1.5
Chinook Winds, 07032019 Sea Stars shown for comparison to 2021.
Chinook Winds, 06202019 Sea Stars

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