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This visit was just a day after a series of king tides and heavy rain. More logs on the beach than usual and one massive new landslide. I asked a two of the few people I met on the beach about the "sea pickles" in the drift line and nobody knew what they were. As I was getting ready to write this report I saw an episode of Oregon Field Guide that mentioned them: Pyrosomes. I guess they are a new thing on the Oregon Coast

Conditions

Temperature: 44 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 4.1 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 4. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 4.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. Lots of pyrosomes. Had never seen them before.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Wood pieces, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). Lots of trash today--and I forgot to bring a trash bag...again! I filled my whole backpack and only picked up the biggest, worst pieces. Plastic water bottles, fishing floats, rope, and small pieces of plastic everywhere.

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls, Newly exposed roots/trees falling. Big slide that went way back from the shoreline. pics to be included

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Beach was looking pretty clean of trash at the surf line and above in the dry sand.

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The beach looked clean, people and dogs were well behaved.

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A group of nine people today were part of a training for a NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) marine debris survey training.

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