Mile 145 Dispatch

August 13, 2017
by RebeccaMC

North Umpqua Lighthouse SP, south of Lake Marie
Sunday 11:00 AM
68° F
Calm/Light from the W
Tide Level:
0.1 ft
Humans / Pets:
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
New Development:
Natural Changes:

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 swimming just beyond the surf.

Several surfers who said the water was warm. 

Kelp washed up on beach, along with the normal debris.

Normal amount of people and dogs.

  • Sea stars on Umpqua Jetty.
    August 13, 2017
  • Sea stars on Umpqua Jetty.
    Umpqua Jetty
    August 13, 2017
  • Sea star on Umpqua Jetty.
    August 13, 2017
  • evidence of wasting at Umpqua Jetty
    evidence of wasting at Umpqua Jetty
    August 13, 2017
  • Fried Egg Jelly, Phacellophora camtschatica, just beyond waves.
    Fried Egg Jelly, Phacellophora camtschatica, just beyond waves. Looks like a fried egg.
    Beside Umpqua Jetty
    August 13, 2017
Other Mile 145 Reports (12)


October 25, 2021 - Mike Mueller
  • Half Moon Bay
  • Everything same as above.
  • Everything same as above.


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 11, 2017 - RebeccaMC
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...


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.


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


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.


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