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Mile 102 Report
December 8, 2014
The northern part of this mile was deserted at 7 a.
The northern part of this mile was deserted at 7 a.m. on a calm, cloudy day at low tide. Three driftwood huts were near the upper closed parking lot, also marked by heavy charring of driftwood. Lots of gulls clustered near the jetty and others patrolled the beach. Small stones and shell pieces marked the driftline, while bull kelp lay in the storm line. Beach was clean and designated #148 for emergencies.What a difference a day made on the southern segment (#149): screaming wind, stinging sand, high surf even at low tide, and rain. 1 vehicle; 3 runners in shorts (ouch!). 3 oystercatchers vocalizing in the surf; a handful of gulls and crows. A large liquid plastic container and some sort of bench remain in the tide line: they're too heavy for one person to move and have been there for several days.
Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 3.0 feet.
Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Small rocks. Beachgrass
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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.