Mile 105 Report

June 3, 2007
by capecove

Location:
Coos
Bullards Beach, northwest of the Campground
Conditions:
Sunday 3:45 PM
Party cloudy
54° F
Wind:
Moderate from the N
Humans / Pets:
People:
3
Dogs:
0
Activities:
Walking / Running:
0
Playing in surf:
0
Playing in sand:
0
Sitting:
0
Rockhunting:
0
Tidepooling:
0
Surfing:
0
Windsurfing:
0
Kayaking:
0
Fishing:
3
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
5
ATVs/OHVs parking:
0
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 0
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
0
ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed:
0
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
0
ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited:
0
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Red Knot running on the beach back and forth, nervous about our presence but stayed put, Western Sandpipers in small numbers (no more than 4-6 at a time in a couple different groupings)
Dead Birds:
Total:
1
Signs of oil:
0
Entanglement:
0
Species/names:
Common Murre, far decomposed
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Unknown type of fish but not spiny and had sharp teeth. Not yet dead but dying in the surf. My attempt to handle it resulted in a bite. Bite has since healed, no damage. Also, a few dead "clear" jellyfish, unknown species.
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)·Small rocks·Styrofoam·Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:
This was my wife's and my first CoastWatch visit to our adopted mile. We had an excellent walk, enjoyed the opportunity and plan on doing it more often than the minimum requirement. The beach was very quiet with only three fishermen right at the beginning of our mile (south boundary). They remarked they had caught "a few perch". Other than that, there were no other people. Excellent walk! Kelp/algae, animal casings, small rocks, wood pieces, land-based debris and styrofoam in driftline. Red Knot running back and forth on beach. Western Sandpipers in small numbers. One dead Common Murre. Dying fish in surf. A few dead "clear" jellyfish. Low human impact(3).
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June 10, 2014 - Nelson's walkers
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2010

April 25, 2010 - Doug C
Calm sunny day. Fourteen people out, 6 in vehicles, 3 on horseback, the rest walking. Brown Pelicans were skimming waves. Heavy erosion of foredune noted. Driftwood structure from a year ago was...
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2009

February 15, 2009 - Doug C
Calm overcast day. One group of about 70 Sanderlings fed at the water's edge. We walked through this mile to get to Mile 106 and noted that the beach was relatively clean, perhaps due to recent...

2008

October 13, 2008 - Doug C
Beautiful day, 10 mph northerly winds and sunshine. There were numerous piles of Bull Kelp more dense than Mile 106, probably from the early October storms. Sanderlings, Dunlins, Black Turnstones...
  • Bull Kelp, about 30-36 inches deep
  • Bull Kelp
May 26, 2008 - Doug C
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  • Typical dune erosion in Mile 105.
  • Typical dune erosion on southern quarter of Mile 105

2007

September 15, 2007 - Doug C
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