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Always lots of vehicle traffic here... less today because of extremely high tide (King Tide). Vehicles routinely park on the beach beyond the signs saying no parking beyond this point but this is the first time I've seen car tracks up the dune itself. I did not recognize the mass of bleached looking seaweed (?) in long strings on the beach. There was a dead sea lion that was partly skeletal high on the beach... apparently washed in during the last storm as way higher than the 9.3 tide today. I took lots of photos. Don't know how many are wanted.

Human Activities

Number of people: 14. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 12. Other Activities: 2 in car with dead battery waiting for help.

Concerns

Apparent violations: car tracks beyond permitted area.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 6.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 4. LIGU 4 (Large Immature Gull) REPH 1 (I think...photo available)

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. Sea Lion, skeletal, base of McPhillips Park road access

Driftline Content

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

Natural Changes

Major cracks appearing in bluffs, Erosion of vegetated foredune. bank erosion at edge of wide, flat bach with uprooted bushes (photos)

Actions & Comments

Car tracks beyond sign saying no vehicles beyond this point and car tracks on the dune itself (north side of Cape Kiwanda dune) (photos)

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