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It was a gorgeous day at Mile 301 on January 24, 2022. The sun was shining, no clouds, and very few people on the beach at 4-5pm that afternoon. Debris on the shore was minimal and consisted of wood and seaweed. Though motor vehicle travel is prohibited along Neahkahnie and Manzanita beaches, I observed car/truck tire tracks in the sand around beach sign #21, but no vehicle on the beach. There was copious water runoff from inland, with one "creek" I'd never seen in that location before running into the sea. A large stump that we have been tracking since 12/31/2020 had moved 400 meters south and now rests on the sand at beach sign #21, which is the southern border of mile 301. A clever person had crafted a natural wooden sign reading "you're cute" and nailed it to the stump.

Conditions

Temperature: 51 F. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW.

Human Activities

Number of people: 7. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 5. Playing in surf: 2.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. One large seagull on the sand

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Wood pieces.

Natural Changes

New creek running into the ocean about 100 meters north of beach sign #21 .

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Creek runoff, Neahkahnie Beach
Large stump on Neahkahnie Beach has moved south about 400 meters since September and now bears a wooden sign that reads "you're cute".
Large stump on Neahkahnie Beach looking west. We've been tracking this stump's coordinates since 12/31/2021; it has moved a total of 700 meters in a year.

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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