Report Details

Nice windy day; lots of folks out driving the beach and a few hardy souls walking.

Conditions

Temperature: 40 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: SW.

Human Activities

Number of people: 10. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 8. Other Activities: 2 kiteboarding.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 15.

Notable Wildlife

Not many

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 16. 15 Cassin's auklets; 1 Ancient murrelet

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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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