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Dead sea lion, which had been shot with a shot gun, and direct evidence of continued eastward migration of eroding dunes

Conditions

Temperature: 68 F. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: -0.8 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 22. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 10. Playing in surf: 3. Playing in sand: 2. Sitting: 5. Surfing: 2. Nice day - lots of people.

Vehicles

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

Notable Wildlife

2 eagles.

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. See photo. We saw a person from Portland State Univ. dissecting a stranded sea lion. According to this person, the seal ion was pregnant and eight shot-gun pellets were removed from the dead body. Her thinking was that the sea lion had been sunbathing on the close-by jetty rocks and was shot.

Natural Changes

Visible retreat of solid bluff. There was direct evidence of continuing dune retreat as the dune system migrated eastward uncovering previously deposited fine-grained, compacted, dark sand - see photo.

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Mile 340

November 22, 2023

Nothing unusual.

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Mile 340

October 24, 2023

Nothing important to note.

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Mile 340

September 23, 2023

Small amounts of marine debris were reported on NOAA's Marine Debris survey report.

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Mile 340

June 15, 2023

Dunes are taking on less steep slopes - see photos.

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Mile 340

May 13, 2023

Dead sea lion, which had been shot with a shot gun, and direct evidence of continued eastward migration of eroding dunes

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Mile 340

April 13, 2023

Dune retreat continues.

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Mile 340

February 14, 2023

Steep dune faces typical for winter.

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Mile 340

October 26, 2022

Have not done this walk in a long time due to work being done on south jetty.

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