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Mile 102 Report
August 3, 2012
Going north from the South Jetty/Coquille River was tough work in the fog and stiff north wind.
Going north from the South Jetty/Coquille River was tough work in the fog and stiff north wind. Two people with dogs, at times leashed, and a barefoot runner were out there with us around 6 a.m. Another minus tide today (-1.2 feet) revealed sand normally underwater. The usual rock beds on this stretch were missing--presumably buried by blowing sands. Gulls and cormorants flew offshore. Nothing dead on the beach and no litter either. Some kelp was strewn in the high tide line.
Temperature: 53 F. Cloud Cover: Foggy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: -1.2 feet.
Number of people: 3. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 3.
Scattered kelp in the high tide line. Gulls and cormorants flying offshore. A few gulls on the beach.
Seaweeds and seagrass, Small rocks.
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Common murres continue to wash up in the high line along Jetty Beach.
It has not been a happy time for common murres on Elephant Rock of late.
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.
A fur seal pup washed up in the high-tide line a few yards north of the 8th St.
A calm, overcast morning of 55 drew 8 folks and 4 dogs to the beach at 7 a.
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.