Report Details

Beautiful day. High tide was at 5:22 am so tide was "in-between" somewhat when I walked at 8:15 am. Beach really clean. I was able to picked up all the debris I found except for some broken wood pallet pieces. Normal amount of driftwood of random sizes. Cormorants had yellow-orange throats so I am assuming they were double-crested cormorants.Many kelp air-bladders on the beach. Beach morning glories and other beach wild flowers were abundant.Lots of pelicans and some barking CA sea lions in the water.

Conditions

Temperature: 54 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 0.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 2. Walking or running: 2. Some ATV tracks.

Concerns

Apparent violations: none observed.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

CA sea lions in the water; lots of pelicans, gulls, cormorants, swallows

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2.

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. Stellar's sea lion, rotting.Same one previously reported near Garrison Lake.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces. few plastic bottles, one glass bottle, crab-cage remnant, styrofoam buoy

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Mile 52

Agate Beach, Garrison Lake, south of Paradise Point SW

May 29, 2024

Everything seemed fine but I thought it was weird there were no birds

Brian / Michaela Donato

Mile 52

Agate Beach, Garrison Lake, south of Paradise Point SW

May 7, 2024

There was a lot of small wood debris.

Brian Donato

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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.

Brian Donato

Mile 52

Agate Beach, Garrison Lake, south of Paradise Point SW

March 26, 2024

Velella velella in the wrackline.

Crystal Roy

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Mile 52

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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Mile 52

Agate Beach, Garrison Lake, south of Paradise Point SW

July 30, 2023

There were only 5 people and 3 dogs, but I observed this little black and white bird near the water.

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