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more debris than we could pick up including refrigerator casing. We hauled off ropes and plastic big pieces. Most junk I've ever seen there. Large eroded hollowed out (eroded) area at north end of dune. New signs telling people to not go beyond... dangerous area. And new no camping signs, which I've not seen there before.  Many photos on my blog for this mile walk: http://mycoastwatch.blogspot.com/2016/12/december-13-2016.html

Conditions

Temperature: 45 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: W. Tide Level: 8.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 2. Number of dogs: 1. Other Activities: throwing ball for dog.

Concerns

Litter

Vehicles

Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 1.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. Western Grebe White-winged Scoter

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. a very long dead marine mammal, maybe 8' long, had been fed on so no flesh left on head or neck, about half way between McPhillip Park and the north side of the dune at Cape Kiwanda

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Wood pieces, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Styrofoam, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). large refrigeration casing, we could not remove. Lots of trash. We picked up some but could not get all

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Visible retreat of solid bluff, Evidence of wave overtopping. dune has a hollowed out area I have not seen before

Actions & Comments

I wrote to the Cape Kiwanda Natural Area, via their website, to tell them about all the debris and the refrigerator casing.

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Cape Kiwanda State Park

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Cape Kiwanda State Park

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Mile 262

Cape Kiwanda State Park

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Cape Kiwanda State Park

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Mile 262

Cape Kiwanda State Park

October 3, 2022

Mostly I took photos for the CoastWatch Fall Challenge project on iNaturalist

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