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A beautiful, sunny day in Manzanita! The unseasonably warm weather brought people out. Some new driftwood structures have been built for fun, and the same big logs that have been on the beach for years are still there after storms. Ocean Road, which is along the water, acts as a daytime campsite for folks in their Sprinter Vans. This happens in the summer often, and with such a beautiful day there was one van parked, with folks enjoying the view. Evidence of beach fires along the mile, some burning driftwood and others leaving behind purchased firewood.

Conditions

Temperature: 57 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Tide Level: 6.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 112. Number of dogs: 24. Walking or running: 95. Sitting: 17. Other Activities: People were enjoying picnics, biking and there was an individual using a beach wheelchair.. This very warm and sunny Friday in February really brought the people out! Everyone was taking the opportunity to enjoy the sun and calm day.

Concerns

Apparent violations: n/a.

Notable Wildlife

The only sea birds were Western Gulls. There were several crows on the beach, too.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. 1 dead Pelagic Cormorant, 1 small Cassin's Auklet

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Wood pieces, Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). Lots of wood chips. The usual small bits of plastic and rope.

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A beautiful, sunny day in Manzanita!

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January 6, 2024

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Manzanita Beach, Manzanita, Neahkahnie Beach

January 4, 2024

We had big storms the past few days! On just mile 300 there were at least 11 deceased Cassin's auklet. All the locals were talking about it.

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Manzanita Beach, Manzanita, Neahkahnie Beach

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Manzanita Beach, Manzanita, Neahkahnie Beach

September 2, 2021

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