Mile 127 Report

March 13, 2007
by tsunchoi

Location:
Coos
North Beach on North Spit Coos Bay 3
Conditions:
Tuesday 4:00 AM
Cloudy
Wind:
Moderate from the N
Humans / Pets:
People:
0
Activities:
Concerns:
Litter
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited:
0
Activity Comments:
Observed visible tire tracks from an ATV, possibly recently made.
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)·Shells·Small rocks·Styrofoam·Wood pieces
Orange metal buoy and fishing cord
New Development:
Modifications:
See General Comments.
Natural Changes:
Erosion of vegetated foredune
Ends of logs were exposed inside the bluff.
Comments:
Beach and Shoreline Modifications: Section of grass removed and sand leveled in one large portion between jeep trail and edge of bluff near Mile 126.Observed "man-made" slices cut into a large log on beach.Exposed logs occured only in section of bluff where no grass was visible from the beach.
Summary:
Kelp/algae, shells, small rocks, wood pieces, land- and ocean-based debris, stryofoam, an orange metal buoy and fishing cord in driftline. Foraging shorebirds in surfline. Erosion of vegetated foredune exposing ends of logs in dune. Section of dune grass removed and sand leveled near Mile 126. Tire tracks of OHV outside allowed area. Low human impact (0).
Other Mile 127 Reports (13)

2010

September 20, 2010 - tsunchoi
Kelp/algae, shells, animal casings, small rocks, wood pieces, plastic pellets, Styrofoam and land- and ocean-based debris in the driftline. Shorebirds foraging at surfline. No other people on the...
June 23, 2010 - tsunchoi
One person driving within allowed area of beach. Shorebirds foraging in driftline. Newly formed burms of sand between ocean and foredune. 27 pieces of plastic, 1 net and 1 plastic bucket in the...
March 19, 2010 - tsunchoi
Shorebirds foraging on wet sand. Ocean-based debris including two large plastic floats. Visible retreat of the bluff. No unusual signs of activity. One vehicle within an allowed area. Low human...

2009

December 27, 2009 - tsunchoi
Small rocks, wood pieces, land-based debris, plastic pellets and Styrofom in the driftline. Shorebirds foraging in the surf. One injured, immobile but conscious Common Murre in high tide zone near...
September 15, 2009 - tsunchoi
Small rocks, wood pieces and land-based debris in driftline. A vertebrae of a whale and a dead Salmon Shark on beach. Shorebirds foraging on wet sand. Low human impact(2)-driving in allowed area.
March 19, 2009 - tsunchoi
Shorebirds foraging in the surf and moving in response to humans. Kelp/algae, shells, small rocks, wood pieces, land-based debris and plastic pellets in driftline. One dead unidentified bird. New...
January 3, 2009 - tsunchoi
Kelp, algae, shells, small rocks, wood pieces, land- and ocean-based debris, Styrofoam, and truck tire in driftline. Shorebirds foraging in the driftline. One dead bird. Ocean undercutting the...

2008

September 21, 2008 - tsunchoi
Small rocks and wood pieces in the driftline. Shorebirds foraging on wet sand. Newly exposed roots in the foredune. Significant amount of invasive beach grass and Scotch broom covering bluff....
June 18, 2008 - tsunchoi
New vegetative growth in dunes enroute to Mile 197. Beach completely free of any litter, man-made debris and driftwood. Shorebirds foraging at surfline and moving in response to humans. One street...
March 24, 2008 - tsunchoi
Kelp, shells, plastic pellets, land- and ocean-based debris in the driftline. Shorebirds foraging in the surf. Foredunes greatly eroded on the average of 4-5 feet high exposing beach Dune Grass...

2007

December 8, 2007 - tsunchoi
Little driftline with some bleach jugs, a foam buoy and wooden pallet. Erosion of vegetated foredune as newly exposed ends of logs were jutting out of the sand bluff. Two unidentified dead birds....
September 15, 2007 - tsunchoi
Gorgeous day on the North Spit! A combination of light winds and small swell created very clean surf. Shells, animal casings, wood pieces, land-based debris, Styrofoam and fishing net in driftline...
June 18, 2007 - tsunchoi
Shells, animal casings, wood pieces, land-based debris, styrofoam, rope and crabpot in driftline. Erosion of the vegetated foredune exposing beachgrass roots and undercutting small trees. Several...