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Reporting this dispatch because today the Beach Ranger Brian Dodge was able to retrieve the veal crate that I first reported on February 6, 2024!! Total coincidence that we were out doing another trash pickup and saw him getting the crate. It was necessary for them to wait until a low enough tide with just the right sand buildup, and today was the day! GREAT news that this huge item is off the beach and in the trash. There was a deceased harbor porpoise / dolphin near the tide line and Brian Dodge was able to retrieve that, too. I did ask him if I should report the mammal and he said, "I’ve handed it over to Dallin and in my report ." I don't know who Dallin is... so I am putting it here and I will also do a separate stranding report just in case. This is also an area where large amounts of debris wash up and "sticks" on the rocks. My daughter and I pick up trash here several times a year. We find plastic bottles from other countries, fishing debris like rope and bait boxes, etc. This time we found a HUGE rope that we were unable to haul out due to weight, but we pulled it way high up so the ocean hopefully won't take it. We also found bags full of styrofoam, plastic bottles and general marine debris. We haul out as much as possible!

Conditions

Temperature: 58 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Strong. Tide Level: 0.1 feet.

Human Activities

Not a lot of human activity - this area is mostly rocks and difficult to walk on. There were maybe 3 or 4 people who walked to the far north end of the sand.

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Mile 301

Neahkahnie Beach north, Oswald West SP

May 30, 2024

Reporting this dispatch because today the Beach Ranger Brian Dodge was able to retrieve the veal crate that I first reported on February 6, 2024! There was a deceased harbor porpoise / dolphin near the tide line and Brian Dodge was able to retrieve that, too. This is also an area where large amounts of debris wash up and "sticks" on the rocks.

Michelle Schwegmann

Mile 301

Neahkahnie Beach north, Oswald West SP

May 26, 2024

The goal of this survey was to conduct our first NOAA Marine Debris survey after our CoastWatch training last month.

sultanym

Mile 301

Neahkahnie Beach north, Oswald West SP

February 6, 2024

The tide was quite low so I walked up on the rocks at the northern most end of Neahkahnie Beach. This area is always full of large marine debris from fishing boats and whatever washes in.

Michelle Schwegmann

Mile 301

Neahkahnie Beach north, Oswald West SP

December 12, 2023

December 12 was a surprisingly warm day!

Michelle Schwegmann

Mile 301

Neahkahnie Beach north, Oswald West SP

January 24, 2022

It was a gorgeous day at Mile 301 on January 24, 2022.

kbrookscopony

Mile 301

Neahkahnie Beach north, Oswald West SP

September 20, 2021

Sunny, warm day at mile 301 on Monday.

kbrookscopony

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Mile 301

Neahkahnie Beach north, Oswald West SP

December 1, 2017

Expected seasonal detritus and velella.

beachmike

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Mile 301

Neahkahnie Beach north, Oswald West SP

December 16, 2016

Modest quantities of washed-ashore kelp.

beachmike