Mile 11 Report

March 23, 2014
by sandy beach

Location:
Curry
Cape Ferrelo, Boardman SP, House Rock Creek
Conditions:
Sunday 11:00 AM
Sunny
55° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the S
Tide Level:
0.3 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
4
Dogs:
0
Activities:
Walking / Running:
4
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
1
Activity Comments:
Found debris from ODFW on beach just north of Cape Ferrelo.
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
1
Dead sea lion on sandy beach area of Mile 11 just north of Cape Ferrelo
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
I'm trying to contact ODFW about the rope, floats, and tag I found but haven't reached anyone who knows anything yet. I expect Fawn will pass the dead sea lion info on to the Beached Marine Critters but I am sending it in to them also on the form I have.
Summary:
It was a calm, sunny day but my 3 family members and I were the only ones walking the rocky shore line of Mile 11. Once we came to the only stretch of sandy beach, we found a big wad of rope with 2 floats both bearing the numbers 18217 and a plastic tag reading 056 Instigator 96358 2010-11 ODFW. I'm trying to find someone at Fish and Wildlife to talk to about this. By the time we got to the south end of the sandy beach section before approaching the climb up and over Cape Ferrelo we found a dead sea lion. Flies were working clean up but it was fresh enough not to be attracting anyone else. Crows had gathered but they just hovered. I went back 2 days later and by then the smell had alerted plenty of vultures to the feast.
  • March 23, 2014
  • March 23, 2014
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2009

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