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We are submitting this at this time due to the crisis of sick and dying birds. The actual foam on our mile was still there but not as thick just south of us. What was most amazing was as we were picking up the birds people were stopping by in their vehicles and asking about the situation here at the coast. Few people knew about it including the two military officers blocking access north of our mile due to artillery drills from Camp Rilea.

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 4.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 17. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 2. Playing in surf: 3. Playing in sand: 4. Sitting: 2. Other Activities: barbacue. Most of the people on our mile were unaware of the toxic algae foam and its affect on sea birds.

Concerns

Kelp/algae collection

Vehicles

Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 11.

Notable Wildlife

We rescued 2 birds ( one loon, one grebe) in trouble needing transport to the wildlife center in Astoria

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 4. We are assuming the dead birds were due to the alga foam.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass. algae foam

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