Report Details

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 1.6 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 32. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 12. Other Activities: 20 people were gathered in a group.

Notable Wildlife

2 gulls feeding at tide line

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 5.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. 100's of clear jellyfish stranded above tide line

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Wood pieces, Styrofoam. There have been two large wind/rain/flooding storms in the last week resulting in logs, seaweed and grasses on the beach. Definitely not typical of this beach

Natural Changes

Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Erosion of vegetated foredune.

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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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