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Another calm day on a beautiful beach.  Aside from pieces of plastic, an ever present problem on many Oregon beaches, no reason to be concerned about the beach at Mile 247.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Tide Level: 0.7 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 1. Walking or running: 1. Other Activities: Only other human activity were the two CoastWatchers, surveying their mile.. Mile 247 usually has very little human activity. Today was no exception. Until near the end of the survey, no humans were seen. Then, one sole human walked onto the scene.

Concerns

Apparent violations: None..

Notable Wildlife

Harbor seals were again seen along the Salmon River.

Driftline Content

Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). Syrofoam floats.

New Development

Nothing new to report.

Man-made Modifications

Nothing new to report.

Natural Changes

At two points, sans had eroded in a pattern suggesting erosion from streams on adjacent banks. No reason for concern.

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All Mile 247 Reports

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Mile 247

January 19, 2024

This CoastWatch survey was conducted by Sitka Team member Nancy and 4 members of the Sitka Center 2024 resident cohort: Thomas, Erin, Christian and Fran.

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Mile 247

December 21, 2023

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology team members Nancy and Alison conducted this CoastWatch survey.

Nancy Newman

Mile 247

October 30, 2023

During this survey there were no visible Ochre Sea Stars in the rocky habitat at the south end of Mile 247.

Nancy Newman

Mile 247

September 14, 2023

As stated above, notable wildlife on the estuary side of the sand spit included 2 herons, 1 harbor seal and many small (approx.

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Mile 247

August 2, 2023

The group of 6 survey participants consisted of Sitka Center & CoastWatch staff, and community members.

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Mile 247

July 19, 2023

The site was accessed by kayak and the survey team walked around the north end of the sand spit to the ocean side of the monitored mile.

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Mile 247

May 30, 2023

This survey was conducted by Sitka Center Team Members Nancy, Sadie and Cole.

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Mile 247

April 26, 2023

We observed quite a few birds, a dead sea lion, a dead starfish and conducted an MDMAP survey for the NOAA program.

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