Report Details

1 dead sea lion. Beach is really clean for after winter storms. Riprap showing at each end of Cottages at the Cape.

Conditions

Temperature: 58 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 7.2 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 60. Number of dogs: 20. Walking or running: 1. Playing in surf: 6. Playing in sand: 10. Sitting: 15. Photography: 1. Tidepooling: 2. Surfing: 8. Other Activities: playing badminton.

Concerns

Climbing bluffs/seastacks

Apparent violations: dogs off leash.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 40. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 6.

Notable Wildlife

20 seagulls, 12 surf scoters

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. Sea lion had been dead some time; due to decomposition, couldn't tell if it was a Steller or Ca.

Driftline Content

Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam, Wood pieces.

Natural Changes

Riprap showing at each end of Cottages at the Cape

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Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

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Nice 58 degree mild winds.

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Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

October 3, 2023

Weather: Cloudy and Wintery, High tide today 3.

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Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

September 4, 2023

Really a great day!

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Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

August 2, 2023

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Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

July 11, 2023

Nice smooth beach Foredunes are nice and smooth, no sharp edges.

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