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Mile 48 Report
January 14, 2021
This visit was just a day after a series of king tides and heavy rain.
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
Temperature: 44 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 4.1 feet.
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.
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.
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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Holiday weekend with good weather brought out a lot of people.
This was an exceptionally warm Saturday so there were more people on the beach than I usually see but everyone was well behaved and loving the rare chance to be on the beach (and even a few brave souls in the water) without multiple layers of coats.
Driftwood 5th graders had a wonderful day at their first observation of their adopted mile.
Curry County Schools
On a mild, sunny Friday in November we found the beach pretty quiet.
Beach was looking pretty clean of trash at the surf line and above in the dry sand.