Report Details

Hazy conditions due to smoke from wildfires in wilderness areas east of Port Orford. Juvenile snowy plover and common murre chick offshore indicate successful nesting. Bleached barnacles on rocks may indicate disease or exposure to extreme temperatures. New home construction noted at southeast end of beach.

Conditions

Temperature: 9 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 5.4 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 14. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 9. Sitting: 5.

Concerns

People/dogs/vehicles in closure areas

Apparent violations: OHV tracks run through dunes and into creek..

Notable Wildlife

Small flock of 12 western snowy plovers includes at least 1 juvenile. Large flock of 50 gulls includes western gull, CA gull, and Heerman's gull. 1 osprey, 1 whimbrel, 4 western sandpipers, 2 Caspian terns, 2 American crows. 1 common murre adult offshore with 1 chick.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 4. common murre - 4 young birds

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

1 dead sea star barnacles on exposed rocks appear bleached/dead

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Wood pieces.

New Development

New home construction at southeast end of beach. Home is tucked into forest overlooking south end of beach.

Natural Changes

Smoke and haze evident from wildfire in Grassy Knob wilderness area east of Agate Beach.

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Do to the 20 mph winds there was limited presence of humans or animals.

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Agate Beach, Garrison Lake, south of Paradise Point SW

May 7, 2024

There was a lot of small wood debris.

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Mile 52

Agate Beach, Garrison Lake, south of Paradise Point SW

May 7, 2024

There was a lot of small wood debris.

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Agate Beach, Garrison Lake, south of Paradise Point SW

March 26, 2024

Velella velella in the wrackline.

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Agate Beach, Garrison Lake, south of Paradise Point SW

October 8, 2023

Most notable observations were the large amount of wrack debris, including fresh kelp, small woody debris, and remnants of dead gorse plants scattered along waveslope.

Alison Cebula

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Mile 52

Agate Beach, Garrison Lake, south of Paradise Point SW

September 9, 2023

Hazy conditions due to smoke from wildfires in wilderness areas east of Port Orford. Juvenile snowy plover and common murre chick offshore indicate successful nesting. Bleached barnacles on rocks may indicate disease or exposure to extreme temperatures. New home construction noted at southeast end of beach.

Alison Cebula

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Mile 52

Agate Beach, Garrison Lake, south of Paradise Point SW

August 27, 2023

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