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These observations were made over the last 3 months walking the beach at different times of day but not keeping a record which I will try to start.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Pulled dead Salmon Shark from shallow water on beach and took picture of it. It was about 4 ft. long.

New Development

After State Parks took out stairs to beach on Columbia Avenue (between Clatsop and Tillamook Co) that had been privately built and installed and then damaged by Jan. 2021 King Tide, people began making steps and dangerous access in the bluff so as to get to the beach.

Man-made Modifications

New riprap or shoreline protection structures. Have been notified by Clatsop County that approval was given to house bordering Columbia Avenue and Tide Road on northwest to install riprap. Concern is that design could affect more sliding to neighboring properties.

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls, Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Visible retreat of solid bluff.

Actions & Comments

Called Clatsop Co Road Works. They installed a sign stating "dangerous cliff" which people tend to ignore. Mostly those without small children.

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Mile 306

January 19, 2024

We walked the mile on a clear, chilly afternoon. We picked up trash--one full bag. We found a little eel, the same color as brown rockweed! We saw sea foam blowing on the sand. We found a small skull bone. We found a scientific measuring device planted in the cobble with a float saying that it was the property of OSU.

Shiras Stamps White

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Mile 306

January 7, 2024

Sorry no photos due to lack of phone on this walk.

Scott Penzarella

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Mile 306

March 15, 2023

Just wanted to report seeing 8 black oystercatchers on the beach just now.

jkcornelius

Mile 306

September 30, 2022

Today was our first CoastWatch beach survey.

Fire Mountain School

Mile 306

July 2, 2022

jkcornelius

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Mile 306

June 29, 2022

An eagle was obtaining breakfast from Gull Rock.

jkcornelius

Mile 306

November 8, 2021

These observations were made over the last 3 months walking the beach at different times of day but not keeping a record which I will try to start.

jkcornelius

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Mile 306

August 8, 2019

Numerous violations observed, including campfire in unsafe location and harvesting tidepool organisms in the marine reserve.

Frankie