Mile 170 Report

November 13, 2018
by oldMGguy

Location:
Lane
South end Heceta Beach, North and South Jetty Siuslaw R
Conditions:
Tuesday 3:30 PM
Cloudy
60° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the E
Humans / Pets:
People:
5
Dogs:
3
Activities:
Walking / Running:
2
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
4
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Harbor seals feeding in surf
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
1
Deceased yearling-sized seal. Heavily damaged by scavangers.
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:

Unusual afternoon on Heceta Beach today - dead calm winds, surf almost non-existant.  Not often you can walk this beach in mid-November without a jacklet!

A deceased yearling-sized seal has washed ashore about 1/4 mile south of the Driftwood Shores Resort.  Heavily damaged by scavengers, most of the softer head tissues are gone.  No observed tags or obvious signs of trauma.  All four fins appear intact.

Other Mile 170 Reports (8)

2012

February 26, 2012 - JeanneLB
Very obvious cleanup of debris from the recent storm. I understand surf riders did the cleanup. Excellent job!There is a huge amount of wood washed up on the beach behind the north jetty from the...

2008

April 11, 2008 - Florence Elk
Seals were out. about 150 Found shipwreck in the suislaw, 300 yards from coast guard station. The Pioneer museum has no record of it. It's about 75' long, wood with iron on the keel. If anyone knows...
March 6, 2008 - Florence Elk
Due to the low tide found a ship, cart rails, cart wheels and axles from old wharf rail system. The pioneer museum doesn't have a record of the ship but it's there. Told kids not to harass the seals,...
  • ship, suislaw river
  • rail from old cart wharf system
February 25, 2008 - Florence Elk
It was another beautiful sunset on the north jetty. Chicken point was full of cars watching the sunset, 1 couple walking their dog. I'm posting several photos of the north jetty state park area. If...
February 19, 2008 - Florence Elk
A mill pond boat and large concrete block washed up on the suislaw river bank, 1 mile up from ocean near the seal beach. The boat is stable but the concrete is in different spot every morning. Twice...
February 11, 2008 - Florence Elk
Watching new rip-rap project, wild life seems to be recovering ok. I saw a doe and fawn, a bald eagle and 1 adult otter and 2 new pups just south of the coast guard station.
  • up river 3/4 mile,north side
  • seal beach,siuslaw river bank
  • looking up river from the north jetty.
January 25, 2008 - Florence Elk
I've seen a major deterioration of the north jetty. Whereas in 2001 small rocks would be moved during severe storms,I'm now seeing 20-40 ton rocks breaking up after just a hi-tide. Also untill the...

2006

October 30, 2006 - [email protected]
Beach very clean, sand soft, some vehicle tracks.