Report Details

A surprising number of people were on the southern leg of this mile between 6 and 7 a.m.: 2 dog walkers, a power walker and 3 rock hunters. One dog was unleashed. About a dozen cormorants were flying toward the Coquille River while Canada geese and gulls loitered on the wet sand. Sticks, logs, shell fragments, kelp, small stones and mostly plastic litter occupied the drift line. Wave overtopping and erosion of sea grass were noted on the stretch between the beach-facing houses and the Madison Ave. access trail. Temperature was 40, no wind but some clouds.

Conditions

Temperature: 40 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 0.8 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 6. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 3.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 5.

Notable Wildlife

Gulls and Canada geese on wet sand; dozen or so cormorants flying toward the river.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Evidence of wave overtopping.

Actions & Comments

Overtopping and erosion are obvious between the beach-facing houses and the Madison Ave. access trail.

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Mile 102

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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

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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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