Report Details

Aside from some nice beach art and a couple of wind shelters, the beach was free of human clutter. There was build-up of sand close to the water line (a normal summer occurence)with "lakes" forming behind. The wrack line was continuous and contained shells, crab casings, mole crabs, wood pieces, lots of small pebbles and a negligible amount of sea weed. Birds were notable by their absence, except for crows who were present in numbers. The only change to the shoreline was some repair work on riprap in front of Breakers Condos. No action taken or needed.

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: W. Tide Level: 1.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 7. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 5. Sitting: 1. Photography: 1. There was one particularly nice bit of beach art made from shells, small pieces of wood, pebbles and mounds of sand. There were also two shelters made from drift wood.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

Heard, but did not see a sea lion. Very few birds except for crows which were present in abundance.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. Lots of Pacific mole crabs (Emerita analoga. Also Dungeness crab casings.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces.

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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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