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CoastWatch Mile 143
South Umpqua Lighthouse SP
N 43° 37.786', W 124° 12.857' to N 43° 36.993', W 124° 12.991'
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example of dead sea birds found 10/21/13
5 REPORTS FOR MILE 143:
Oct 21, 2013 2:00 PM
The beach was deserted except for us. It was somewhat foggy and windy so not the best day for a stroll on the beach. Did see 3 birds that were dead and washed up on shore...picture below. Picked up few items but beach was mostly clean.
example of dead sea birds found
Oct 21, 2013 12:00 AM
Jan 20, 2013 1:30 PM
Beach looked good other than some bluffing from the higher water. Not too much garbage to collect. Had an enjoyable walk with our daughter, son-in-law, grandsons and two dogs. One grandson found about a dozen, intact sand dollars.
Sunny day at the beach
Interesting tree stump
Jan 20, 2013 12:00 AM
Oct 14, 2012 2:00 PM
The mile was very quiet with no notable changes. The day was cloudy and windy so not a very nice day to be on the beach. There was lots and lots of kelp in several locations along the mile. We, and our dog, were the only people on the beach.
mounds of kelp
We found many mounds of kelp...more than we generally see.
Oct 14, 2012 12:00 AM
Oct 14, 2012 12:00 AM
Mar 26, 2012 10:15 AM
Mile 143 is pretty non-exciting. Just basic sand movement and usual shells, drift wood, bird etc. We saw no dead wildlife or physical changes. Were several plastic bottle that we picked up along with some other "man-made" items. There were 5 in our group (daughter & grandsons) and two dogs. There were few other people especially as we moved farther south on the beach. Both people and dogs were enjoying a nice walk on the beach. Shoreline seemed normal with really nothing to report. Have included pictures of our time on Mile 143
Spring Break Walk on the beach
Grandsons and daughter helped us walk our beach mile while they were visiting during spring break. We had our faithful helper dogs with us. Ours is Amos (picture included). He was tired out as we all were. Was a fun time.
Oregon Coast Mile 143
On our way back with collected garbage
Mar 26, 2012 12:00 AM
Big pile of kelp
Walking the beach
Interesting log decorations
Sep 8, 2007 5:00 PM
Less than the normal invertebrates. One wood box on beach 2' x 2' x 4'