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After many months without any dead birds on Manzanita's beach, 13 dead birds were found. Common murres were the most plentiful with 10 casualties followed by 2 northern fulmars and 1 herring gull. Beautiful weather and realtively warm ocean temperatures resulted in 78 people and 19 dogs on the beach in addition to 14 playing in the surf and 3 windsurfers.

Conditions

Temperature: 68 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Strong. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 6.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 95. Number of dogs: 19. Walking or running: 68. Playing in surf: 14. Playing in sand: 10. Sitting: 10. Windsurfing: 3.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 13. # 7, 8, 10, 11,13,14,15,16,17,18 common murre # 9,12 northern fulmar # 19 herring gull

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass.

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November 22, 2023

A mild and pleasant day on Manzanita’s expansive beach. Photo 1: Runners are backlit by hazy sunshine that accents the shimmering highlights of the wet sand and low waves. Photo 2: This lion’s mane jelly measured 7” across and washed up on the beach without its tentacles but otherwise intact. Photo 3: A tiny uncarved pumpkin at water’s edge brings recent Halloween decorations to mind.

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August 4, 2023

Summer in Manzanita was in full swing.

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April 24, 2023

I had the beach practically to myself on this mild day in April with the exception of a family building an elaborate teepee from driftwood.

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January 26, 2023

Only 6 people and 1 dog noted.

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September 26, 2022

33 people and 10 dogs were enjoying the beach on this early fall day in Manzanita.

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August 14, 2022

After many months without any dead birds on Manzanita's beach, 13 dead birds were found.

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April 25, 2022

The weather was divine on this spring day with 60 degrees, calm winds and abundant sunshine.

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January 24, 2022

33 people and 4 dogs noted on a calm day in mid-January.

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