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Specifically came out for the new moon low-tide action, and Silver Point delivered. The cave/tunnel was almost fully exposed. Armored Chitons, hidden Dungeness crabs, and a pretty health Sea Star community. Seagulls make up most of the bird population, and they were stoked about all the tidal treats as well. It was a lovely morning. Happy to share the sights with the sparse amount of human visitors. There were no suprising developments on the coastline in terms of man-made or natural changes. It was as beautiful as ever. Mile 311 rules!!!!!

Conditions

Temperature: 65 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: -1.2 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 10. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 4. Sitting: 2. Tidepooling: 1. Other Activities: 1 biker. Typical early-morning, low-tide behavior. Die hard beachcombers and tidepoolers excited to view more of the freshly revealed inter-tidal landscape. A few folks were out for exercise, they probably didn't know it was -1.2.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Not an unusual fish, possibly a Chinook, found dead on the beach just north of Silver Point. See pic

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt).

Man-made Modifications

Nothing has developed or changed since our last visit earlier this year. What is riprap?

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Possible Chinook, definitely dead.
Kelp! I need somebody!
Super bright purple on this Sea Star. How does age affect their color? Is this a wee babe?
Armored Chiton
Find the Dungeness crabs waiting out the tide.
Sea Stars and Anemones living in harmony.
Goose-Neck barnacles in the nude.
Dancing with the Sea Stars
Silver Point at low tide

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All Mile 311 Reports

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Mile 311

Jockey Cap, Silver Pt, S Cannon Beach, Tolovana Beach

June 29, 2024

It was a busy pre-holiday weekend at the beach.

Deborah Jensen

Mile 311

Jockey Cap, Silver Pt, S Cannon Beach, Tolovana Beach

April 13, 2024

A mild morning walk on mile 311 during an outgoing tide revealed 5 species of nudibranch, 3 species of anemone, and an impressive flock of 150 surfbirds that landed in the rocky outcroppings between Jockey Cap and Silver Point.

sultanym

Mile 311

Jockey Cap, Silver Pt, S Cannon Beach, Tolovana Beach

September 9, 2022

What a beautiful morning at mile 311!

browneyed

Mile 311

Jockey Cap, Silver Pt, S Cannon Beach, Tolovana Beach

August 14, 2022

Today, we observed a total of 896 Ochre sea stars (Pisaster ochraceus) at the northern rocky outcroppings exposed by the low tides at Silver Point.

sultanym

Mile 311

Jockey Cap, Silver Pt, S Cannon Beach, Tolovana Beach

July 31, 2022

Today, we observed a total of 1388 Ochre sea stars (Pisaster ochraceus) at the northern rocky outcroppings exposed by the low tides at Silver Point.

sultanym

Mile 311

Jockey Cap, Silver Pt, S Cannon Beach, Tolovana Beach

July 17, 2022

Today, we observed a whopping total of 1,059 Ochre sea stars (Pisaster ochraceus) at the northern rocky outcroppings exposed by the low tides at Silver Point.

sultanym

Mile 311

Jockey Cap, Silver Pt, S Cannon Beach, Tolovana Beach

June 18, 2022

Today, we observed 464 Ochre sea stars (Pisaster ochraceus) at the northern rocky outcroppings exposed by the low tides at Silver Point.

sultanym

Mile 311

Jockey Cap, Silver Pt, S Cannon Beach, Tolovana Beach

June 4, 2022

A morning walk on mile 311 from Tolovanna Wayside to Silver Point/Jockey Cap revealed a high relative abundance of ochre sea stars (Pisaster ochraceus) in rocky tidepools during the outgoing tide.

sultanym