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Windy, cloudy late afternoon beach walk covering 0.44 miles of mile 327. Significant amount of sea foam blowing across the sand and along the low tide line. Large woody debris and tree trunk washed ashore from winter storms. Observed 7 WEGU (western gulls) on the beach.

Conditions

Temperature: 53 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: W. Tide Level: 5.3 feet.

Human Activities

Observed 7 vehicles driving on the beach and two people walking two dogs.

Concerns

Apparent violations: Littering: Observed a discarded Christmas tree on the side of the road near the beach access to Del Rey Beach. Observed vehicle tire tracks at the base of the dunes near the high tide line where driving is not advised..

Actions & Comments

Large chunk of styrofoam and two pieces of knotted fishing ropes (each around 10ft in length) on the wrack line. Found a small orange plastic fishing float.

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Mile 327

March 29, 2023

A morning walk on mile 327 revealed 3 species of kelp: chain bladder kelp, bull kelp, and rockweed, and some interesting invertebrates: purple mahogany clam (Nuttallia) and pelagic gooseneck barnacles attached to a plastic soap pump bottle.

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Mile 327

December 28, 2022

A late afternoon walk on mile 327 revealed three species of kelp washed up on the wrack line: bull kelp, sea palm, and giant kelp, and three species of dead avifauna: Common murre, Northern fulmar, and rhinocerus auklet.

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Mile 327

July 5, 2022

A morning walk on mile 327 on July 5th revealed a significant amount of human trash from the fourth of July festivities on the beach, including hundreds of fireworks, abundant single-use plastics, and many food containers/food waste.

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Mile 327

June 29, 2022

A cloudy yet mild afternoon walk on mile 327 revealed an interesting diversity of arthropod species in the wrack line: Say's Stink Bug, Large Yellow Underwing, 61 Serrated Darkling Beetles, and ladybird beetles (Coccinella and Hippodamia).

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Mile 327

June 17, 2021

A quiet, cloudy morning walk on the southern end of mile 327 reveals considerable trash from human activities around fire pits on the dry sand area above the high tide line.

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Mile 327

January 13, 2021

Today was a welcome respite from the recent heavy rain, high winds, and stormy weather that accompanied the King tides of Jan.

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Mile 327

October 28, 2020

Mid-morning walk south towards Gearhart beach at a very high tide along the tide line I saw a dead Western Snowy Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus) carcass with bands on its legs.

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Mile 327

October 20, 2020

Walked south of the Del Rey beach entrance 0.

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