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There were a good number of objects that could have been tsunami related. See photos for a confirmed piece of Japanese debris. Thanks to Liz Mack of COASST to find this link.


Temperature: 48 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 1.5 feet.

Human Activities

Very quiet Monday afternoon. Few people make the long walk to Mile 289.


Apparent violations: none.

Notable Wildlife

bald eagles

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. Sea Lion. Mostly gone except fur and bones. Located at south end of mile near foredune.

Driftline Content

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

Man-made Modifications


Natural Changes

No erosion over the winter.

Actions & Comments

Mile 289 continues to grow to the west. The winter storms did not affect vegetation ahead of the present foredune.

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Mile 289

September 20, 2021

This mile is not surveyed 4 times a year since it became a designated bird nesting area.


Mile 289

December 24, 2020

There is no trace of nesting bird protection.


Mile 289

September 21, 2020

September 15 ended the nesting bird restrictions on mile 289.


Mile 289

August 1, 2020

I saw so many different types of birds along the jetty, I'm no bird expert but I thought I saw pelicans, herons, cormorants, and sea gulls.


Mile 289

March 20, 2020

Mile 289 is again restricted due to bird nesting.


Mile 289

December 5, 2019

This survey was all about the jelly fish that covered the most recent wrack areas.


Mile 289

June 16, 2019

This is a partial survey.


Mile 289

March 21, 2019

The signage is up again keeping all dogs off Mile 289.