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I went out to walk the mile due to the reports of oiled birds and tarballs washing up in Cannon Beach. I'd seen some in CB the previous evening while working at Haystack Rock Awareness Program. I was out early to see what the tide had brought it, walked the high tide line one direction and at the water's edge coming back. Besides the usual small plastics and rope there was thankfully no tar on Manzanita, Mile 300. Dead moon jellies were the new addition to the wrack line, but no signs of tar or oiled birds. It was early and quiet! A beautiful morning.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: -0.7 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 16. Number of dogs: 21. Walking or running: 16. It was a very quiet morning with more dogs than people! Just folks walking their dogs or themselves, enjoying a mild, May morning.

Notable Wildlife

Not a lot of birds on the beach this morning. A good number of small, dead moon jellies were on the beach.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

There were a good number of dead, palm size moon jellies on the beach. See pic.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). Typical wrack content. Seagrasses and weeds, plastic bits, wood, broken shells and sand dollars. Still quite a few velella velella all clear and crispy all around the beach. New addition are the moon jellies.

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Mile 300

Manzanita Beach, Manzanita, Neahkahnie Beach

May 23, 2024

I went out to walk the mile due to the reports of oiled birds and tarballs washing up in Cannon Beach.

Michelle Schwegmann

Mile 300

Manzanita Beach, Manzanita, Neahkahnie Beach

April 20, 2024

A sunny Saturday morning in Manzanita! The upside down tree that is at 45. The strangest thing I found were the two adult common murres - one with a string tied to its wing.

Michelle Schwegmann

Mile 300

Manzanita Beach, Manzanita, Neahkahnie Beach

March 22, 2024

Mile 300 was full of people enjoying the day.

Michelle Schwegmann

Mile 300

Manzanita Beach, Manzanita, Neahkahnie Beach

February 23, 2024

A beautiful, sunny day in Manzanita!

Michelle Schwegmann

Mile 300

Manzanita Beach, Manzanita, Neahkahnie Beach

January 30, 2024

Most notable is the change in the bluffs.

Michelle Schwegmann

Mile 300

Manzanita Beach, Manzanita, Neahkahnie Beach

January 6, 2024

More than 30 mid-sized, dead birds of what looked like the same species and one sea gull and one crow. Not too much sea plastic - I picked up some of it. Large burnt stumps and logs were rolling around in the high tide. Farther south, the ocean has removed the dune and some of the paths end in a sand cliff now.

Lisa Lucas

Mile 300

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.

Michelle Schwegmann

Deceased Peregrine Falcon on mile 300 Oregon, full body.

Mile 300

Manzanita Beach, Manzanita, Neahkahnie Beach

November 27, 2023

It was a beautiful morning on the last day of the "bonus" king tides in November. The biggest shock was finding a deceased Peregrine Falcon!

Schwegmann