Mile 144 Report

July 17, 2015
by Mike Mueller

Location:
Douglas
West of central Umpqua Lighthouse SP
Conditions:
Friday 8:00 AM
Foggy
65° F
Wind:
Moderate from the N
Tide Level:
1.9 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
5
Dogs:
5
Activities:
Walking / Running:
5
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
3
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Total:
5
Species/names:
4 Adult Murres and 1 Juvenile Gull
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Dozens of Moon Jelly Fish in whole & broken parts.
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)
New Development:
Modifications:
None
Natural Changes:
None
Comments:

No

Summary:

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.
    Shark body had been washed up and landed on the high tide line.
    Umpqua Beach
    July 17, 2015
  • July 17, 2015
Other Mile 144 Reports (9)

2016

February 17, 2016 - Mike Mueller
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...

2015

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.