Report Details

Pleasant sunny day on beach. 5 people and 2 dogs walking in the hard sand. Usual stuff in the wrack line. There was some seaweed washing onto shore with the incoming tide. Did not see evidence of significant physical changes since my last quarterly report. No actions taken.

Conditions

Temperature: 64 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 0.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 5. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 5. Did not check vehicles at other access points.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3.

Notable Wildlife

Seaweed clumps were being deposited on the beach by the incoming tide.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 6. 4 adult common murres, 1 sooty shearwater, and 1 large immature gull.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. We were told by a couple walking on the beach that there was a dead shark further up the beach. We did not see it, so it may have washed out, or it may have not been on our mile.

Driftline Content

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

Natural Changes

No significant changes since last report.

Actions & Comments

No actions taken.

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Mile 254

December 17, 2023

see previous box for the most salient observations!

Heidi Heidenreich

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Mile 254

October 1, 2023

One cannot help but notice the 120+ large clumps on entangled kelp all along mile 254.

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Mile 254

July 16, 2023

The north half mile of 254 (after the end of the rip rap )has experienced serious erosion.

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Mile 254

June 4, 2023

There is a marked difference between the 1/4 mile of rip rapped beach with its gentle slope and 2' shelf of sand blown against the rocks AND the north 3/4 mile where the dunes are receeding and are eroding in height.

heidenreichh

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Mile 254

January 29, 2023

It has been two months since my last observation and, of course, there have been many storms, a great deal of rain and high winds in that time.

heidenreichh

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Mile 254

November 20, 2022

One dead sea lion which I understand is all too common at this time  on the Oregon Coast.

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Mile 254

October 4, 2022

This is my first observation for mile 254.

MatthewsE

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Mile 254

September 18, 2022

About 1/2 of my mile, north of the rip rap,  is experiencing significant erosion.

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