Mile 145 Report

August 11, 2017
by RebeccaMC

Location:
Douglas
North Umpqua Lighthouse SP, south of Lake Marie
Conditions:
Friday 8:00 AM
Foggy
64° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the W
Tide Level:
0.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
34
Dogs:
10
Activities:
Walking / Running:
30
Surfing:
4
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
7
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces·Plastic pellets
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:

It was relatively quiet on the beach with moderate activity. Every one seemed laid back and the dogs were well behaved. 

It was very low tide and I counted 97 Sea Stars on the jetty rocks,  both purple and orange. Most were in the 4" to 6" range, some were 2", a few larger ones were also on the rocks. There were two that seemed different, please see photos.

There were a lot of quarter size jellies(?) See photo. There was also a larger 12" jellyfish.

I did the is it a sea lion or bird thing for a long while with binoculars and decided-birds. I don't think seagulls, maybe cormorants.

One vulture on the jetty. Normal amount of sea gulls.

Other Mile 145 Reports (11)

2017

October 30, 2017 - RebeccaMC
Quiet day at the beach. Few people and one dead sea lion.
August 31, 2017 - RebeccaMC
Around 36 people at the beach. 8 dogs. No sea stars, the low tide not being very low.Some of the driftwood is charred and burned, as well as grass and bushes on the dunes.
August 13, 2017 - RebeccaMC
Calm day at the beach. Nice weather and good access to low tide life on jetty. Counted 37 sea stars, There were actually 2 sea stars with lesions. An orange and a purple, also spotted a sea lion...
  • evidence of wasting at Umpqua Jetty
  • Fried Egg Jelly, Phacellophora camtschatica, just beyond waves.

2009

June 15, 2009 - [email protected]
Does not seem to be a lot of winter erosion; seems like driftwood is a little heavier. ORVs are staying in designated areas.

2008

September 6, 2008 - bmills
There were at least 15 dogs on the beach, but none seemed to bother wild life. There was a crosscountry race going on in the dunes, ending at the parking lot. Heavy human impact (55).
June 10, 2008 - [email protected]
dead sea lion disturbing buzzards and crows for ID
May 7, 2008 - [email protected]
beach swept bare small deposits of driftwood

2007

November 13, 2007 - [email protected]
Lots of driftwood washed up on beach. tide had been real high.
August 13, 2007 - [email protected]
Some beach parties w/alcohol & burning going on
May 13, 2007 - [email protected]
New containment areas for ATV's and constant patrols have lessened the damage and constant beach infringement.

2006

December 28, 2006 - [email protected]
High Wave Action, water to tops of drift line, snowing, sleeting.