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Sweet Autumn day on the beach. Access at DeLaura Beach road heavily rutted by vehicles. Three trucks on beach but no hikers. Beach recently swept by waves and mostly clean of litter save for a few plastic bottles. Strand line lacking significant debris. Encountered a recently dead greebe whose death throes were recorded in the sand. Killed by recent algal bloom? No sign of nasty foam today. Also found a well-picked over gull, and a series of large vertebra (sealion?). Live ammo exercise at southern end of hike blocked access to next mile.

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW.

Concerns

Apparent violations: none.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 3.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. greebe (death struggle recorded in sand), seagull

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells, Wood pieces. plastic bottles

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Mile 333

July 14, 2019

Came across these 2 mystery egg cases this morning.

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March 8, 2019

Came across a few patches of what look like Market Squid egg cases, the first we've seen on the Oregon coast.

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February 17, 2019

Lots of people and dogs on a bright sunny day.

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November 19, 2018

There was half a butchered elk rib cage in the parking area when we arrived which, quite oddly, was gone when we got back after the Mile.

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May 8, 2017

Beautiful day.

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Mile 333

June 20, 2012

Mile 333 is a comparatively remote stretch of beach, bordered by Camp Rilea.

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decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 333

May 15, 2012

We picked up about three bags of mostly plastic debris.

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February 5, 2012

This was a first visit for us, virtually all of the driftline was composed of driftwood.

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