Report Details

No one was out on the northern part of this mile at 6 a.m. on a calm, windless morning. Beach was clean apart from a dead marine mammal, possibly an elephant seal. No signs of injury; also no eyes and no odor. Three attempts to report and give photos to the stranding network were unsuccessful, Kelp, small stones and shell fragments marked the high line. Live critters were the usuals: gulls, cormorants, crows and flocks of sanderling-size birds. Sand hoppers were active in the dry zone. The southern half of this mile was about the same, apart from the carcass and a man walking a leashed dog. This parking area had 2 vehicles.

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 0.2 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 1. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 1.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

Crows, gulls, cormorants, sanderling-size flocks. Very active sand hoppers.

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. Possible elephant seal, dead, no sign of cause about an eight of a mile north of the river in the high-tide line.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Styrofoam.

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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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