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Late afternoon walk on mile 327 during an outgoing tide. Observed a recently dead fully intact beaver (Castor canadensis) about 0.25 south of Del Rey Beach access at Highlands Ln. Two people moved the beaver up into the foredune area near a large two-pronged stick, out of the way of beach car traffic. Observed a partially intact dead sea lion 0.1 miles south of Del Rey Beach access.

Conditions

Temperature: 51 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SE. Tide Level: 3.3 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 16. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 10. Playing in sand: 2. Sitting: 6. Other Activities: 3 people were clamming as the tide was going out.. Observed people walking, sitting, or driving on the beach within the designated areas.

Concerns

Litter

Apparent violations: I collected 8lbs of trash from mile 327, including land-based debris (plastic cutlery, water bottles, candy wrappers) and ocean-based (fishing cutting board from a boat and fishing rope in the following colors: red, orange, blue, and green). Dog poop was seen on the north side of Del Rey Beach entrance on the beach..

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 16.

Notable Wildlife

Observed one bald eagle and 5 western gulls.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Styrofoam, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). Observed a dead beaver and a dead sea lion. Photos below.

Actions & Comments

Collected 8lbs of trash from beach mile 327. Observed multiple dogs off-leash and dog poop on the beach.

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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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