Mile 144 Report

February 17, 2016
by Mike Mueller

Location:
Douglas
West of central Umpqua Lighthouse SP
Conditions:
Wednesday 2:00 PM
Cloudy
52° F
Wind:
Moderate from the S
Tide Level:
0.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
5
Dogs:
5
Activities:
Walking / Running:
5
Concerns:
Apparent Violations:
None
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
3
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:
Adult humans walking the shore.
Notable Wildlife:
2 birds feeding in the surf.
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Signs of oil:
0
Entanglement:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Shells
New Development:
Bluff development
The wrack line containing large & small timber is about another 30 to 50 yards higher on the beach.
Modifications:
Sand removal
Natural Changes:
Erosion of vegetated foredune·Visible retreat of solid bluff
major beach erosion along mile from heavy winter storms.
Comments:

All the changes to the my beach mile were caused by natural climate effects.

Summary:

There were various kinds of plastic located at the high wrack line. Most of the continuous upper line of wrack consisted of huge logs of different sizes. The high wrack line was located another 30 to 50 yards higher than average from major storm activity during January 2016.

Other Mile 144 Reports (9)

2015

July 17, 2015 - Mike Mueller
I thought it was unusual to find a shark carcass, since I have never observed any other fish besides a Lamprey.
  • Shark body had been washed up and landed on the high tide line.
April 1, 2015 - Mike Mueller
The mile of beach looked normal except with less sand buildup because of less winter storm activity. I have never seen so many Valella-Valella. Lots more than last summer, 2014.
January 20, 2015 - Mike Mueller
Lot and lots of wood debris of all sizes washed up on the shore from recent storms.

2014

September 14, 2014 - Mike Mueller
Nice autumn day. 16 people on the beach No concerns4 dead birds 2 Western Gulls and 2 Common Murrespretty mellow survey. Very Balmy.
July 9, 2014 - Mike Mueller
Only 3 people walking on the beach. Dead birds--2 Western gulls and 1 Common murre. Dune modification- possibly due to calm summer
June 4, 2014 - Mike Mueller
No concerns or people on the beach today.
January 18, 2014 - Mike Mueller
Nice day on the beach. 15 people walking Only concern is the thousands of BB and larger sized styrofoam pellets. Probably most were from the dock that broke apart in the Bastendorff Beach area.

2013

September 24, 2013 - Mike Mueller
Rather nice day on the beach. Many dead birds though. Tried to rescue one that was still alive by taking it home and calling the bird rescue in Bandon, was going to take it there in the morning, but...

2007

July 5, 2007 - mcasiano
Heavy (14) vehicle use. Big metal tank on the beach between 145 & 144.