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Mussel Creek continues to flow south to north, and then west to join the ocean. The water volume is lower and sand mounds interrupt the usually free-flowing waters.From observation, the BLOY population appears stable in this area with 6 juveniles interacting with 2 attendant adults.

Conditions

Temperature: 59 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: E. Tide Level: 2.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 8. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 6. Sitting: 2. People enjoying this glorious day on the Oregon coast.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3.

Notable Wildlife

10 BLOY - 6 confirmed juveniles, 2 confirmed adults; Red-tailed hawk, Meadowlark

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1.

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Small rocks.

Natural Changes

Evidence of wave overtopping. sand delivered to cover rocky areas

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January 12, 2017

This is not a full report -- a placeholder for our 4th qrtr 2016 observations.

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September 9, 2016

Beautiful day on beautiful beach.

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April 2, 2016

Mussel Ck.

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December 19, 2015

The mile could not be accessed from Arizona Beach -- Mussel Creek was impassable; the southern access from Frankport site was flooded, we parked in the area south of that.

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August 26, 2015

Tracks of apparently illegal vehicle spotted.

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June 22, 2015

Seasonal sands have arrived, making this mile very accessible.

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March 19, 2015

Mussel Creek channel is meandering, narrower and deepening.

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November 16, 2014

Mussel Creek continues to flow south to north, and then west to join the ocean.

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