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An exciting morning on the southern stretch was marked by a baby seal on the beach crying for mother. (Went back later to find baby gone and mother's trail to the sea.) Spotted my first turkey vulture of the year, dining on a long-dead beaver. Other live wonders: sanderlings, gulls, cormorants, Canada geese, crows. Three rock hunters and 2 dog walkers; 6 vehicles in the parking lot. Wood appears to be moving out to sea from the jetty south to the first cluster of big rocks. Cloudy, moderate north wind and 50. Fewer Velella velella on this stretch, compared with the northern segment thick with them on the high line. The closed upper parking lot for the Coquille River lighthouse apparently was the scene of driftwood fire parties. Perhaps a foot patrol is in order there.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Foggy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: -1.3 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 5. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 2.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 6.

Notable Wildlife

Baby seal, turkey vulture, Canada geese, gulls, sanderlings

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. Velella velella

Driftline Content

Shells, Small rocks, Styrofoam. Dead beaver, plastic bottles, caps

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Mile 102

August 4, 2023

Common murres continue to wash up in the high line along Jetty Beach.

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Mile 102

July 24, 2023

It has not been a happy time for common murres on Elephant Rock of late.

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Mile 102

June 21, 2023

Another dead fur seal washed up a few weeks after one did on the southern half of Mile 102, this time further north of Coquille Point.

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Mile 102

June 1, 2023

A fur seal pup washed up in the high-tide line a few yards north of the 8th St.

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Mile 102

September 28, 2022

Observations taken over 2 days because of river.

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Mile 102

June 19, 2022

A calm, overcast morning of 55 drew 8 folks and 4 dogs to the beach at 7 a.

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Mile 102

March 19, 2022

A chilly NW wind didn't deter 9 folks -- 5 rock hunting, the others walking -- from hitting the South Jetty beach on an overcast morning with a low tide of 0.

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Mile 102

September 25, 2021

The northern half of this mile was engulfed by thick fog, but still attracted two other beach goers searching for agates.

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