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December 12 was a surprisingly warm day! The beach here is short, and we walked on the rocks only about a quarter mile, nowhere near the end where it winds up under the Neahkahnie Overlook on the 101. We picked up 3 large trash bags of garbage and marine plastics. Many water bottles are from Korea and Japan plus there was lots of broken up styrofoam, plastic bags, cups, lids, buoy bits and typical trash. Time constraints and the number of trash bags we brought made us turn around earlier than we could have. There are also many, many old crab traps and some very large pieces of garbage that we are unable to carry out safely. When possible, we moved them further up the rocks so they would not wash back out to sea.

Conditions

Temperature: 52 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 9.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 12. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 1. Sitting: 11. Other Activities: People were walking and enjoying the sunny day.. Mile 301 has a small section of Neahkahnie Beach and changes to all large rocks and boulders as it hugs the bottom of Neahkahnie Mountain. The rocks collect trash that washes up as well as the occasional dead mammal, crab traps, large marine debris, etc. There are many large driftwood logs and human built structures.

Notable Wildlife

There was a decomposing marine mammal on the rocks and seagulls flying overhead.

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). Mile 301 has a small sandy section and is mostly rocks. Where the beach ends and turns to rocks, the wrack line was inches deep with small bits of wood. There had been heavy rains and the streams that feed out to the ocean were much larger and rougher than typical because of this.

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Mile 301

December 12, 2023

December 12 was a surprisingly warm day!

Michelle Schwegmann

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January 24, 2022

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

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Mile 301

September 20, 2021

Sunny, warm day at mile 301 on Monday.

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Mile 301

December 1, 2017

Expected seasonal detritus and velella.

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Mile 301

December 16, 2016

Modest quantities of washed-ashore kelp.

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Mile 301

June 13, 2016

Velella velella debris the only thing of note.

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Mile 301

March 4, 2016

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Mile 301

December 2, 2015

Considerable small woody pieces at driftline, resulting from recent storm surges.

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