Mile 150 Report

June 26, 2009
by Anonymous

Location:
Douglas
Oregon Dunes NRA, south of Brushy Hill
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Friday 12:00 PM
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Massive dead male sea lion about a quarter of a mile south of the last hill (Brushy Hill, according to the map) on the Umpqua Spit. Close to the foredune. No entanglement; couldn't spot any sign of a bullet wound, although the vultures have pecked enough holes that only an expert eye would be able to tell. Despite cluster of vultures at work, carcass intact and not very smelly, so recent. About half a mile further south, probably on Mile 149, a very small sea lion carcass being feasted on by vultures. About half eaten (front half). Probably a pup, but too much gone to be sure; could be small female.
Other Mile 150 Reports (4)

2007

June 2, 2007 - longjim7
Changes since last monitoring seem normal.
March 26, 2007 - longjim7
A cluster of a dozen live immature sand crabs. Lots of driftwood scattered uniformly. Foredunes in some stretches growing toward the ocean.

2006

October 18, 2006 - longjim7
Criters new to me: Coon tracks and deer tracks in great numbers and scattered along the sand dunes.
August 20, 2006 - flotsam
Beach was very clean, there is an appreciable amount of driftwood up against the foredune.