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Beach looked really nice not a lot of people or litter.  The microplastics from last January seemed quite absent along the mile the bluffs looked great with lots of plant growth. Beach birds, including a loon, were reported to COASST and the marine mammals, a sea otter and a Stellar sea lion, were reported to the Oregon Marine Science Center. I am not assigned to this beach, but I did a survey here in January 2023.  Kind of neat of some of the differences.  Cassin's Aukelet's were the dominant beached bird in January and this month it was the Common Murre. Very little microcplastics this month and a huge amount in January.

Conditions

Temperature: 61 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 6.3 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 44. Number of dogs: 7. Playing in sand: 2. Sitting: 3.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 35. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 6.

Notable Wildlife

6 gulls flying

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 9. 1 Loon 7 Common Murres

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 2. 1 Steller sea lion 1 sea otter

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt). The sea lion and sea otter were quite decomposed, and I reported to Oregon Marine Science Center possible finds from August

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Mile 336

September 20, 2023

Beach looked really nice not a lot of people or litter.

MatthewsE

Mile 336

September 7, 2023

Very busy day at the beach and about the end of tourist season.

RachelW

Mile 336

May 31, 2023

Beautiful day at the beach although crowded even at a non-peak time.

RachelW

Mile 336

January 19, 2023

This beach has not been surveyed since 2019 for Oregon Shores, since 2020 for COASST.

MatthewsE

Mile 336

July 24, 2019

Another fantastic day for debris surveys at the Peter Iredale.

ParkroseUCC

Mile 336

March 29, 2019

We came across this flock of approximately 3,100 Dunlin a bit south of the Iredale wreck in Fort Stevens State Park.

Merce and Michael

Mile 336

February 18, 2019

The Peter Iredale shipwreck in Fort Stevens State Park, from shortly after wrecking in October, 1906, to the February 18, 2019, maximum king tide.

Merce and Michael

Mile 336

July 18, 2018

Pictures of barnacle covered pallet and suspected crab molt- exuvia 

ParkroseUCC