Report Details

Only a couple of fishermen out at this hour on a cloudy but pleasant morning on the beach north of the Coquille River. The driftwood mass accumulated during the winter storms is much reduced, possibly by tidal action. Several driftwood structures dot this segment: three just west of the parking lot and a couple toward the north end of the mile. Not much wildlife, just a couple of gulls and two skittish Wimbrels. Many, many small clear jellies lined the drift zones. Small rocks were scattered around.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: -1.7 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 2. Fishing: 2. Several log structures sit below the lighthouse parking lot and also to the north.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 5.

Notable Wildlife

a couple of gulls, two skittish Wimbrels.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. lots of small clear jellies on this stretch.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Small rocks, Styrofoam.

Actions & Comments

Tides have removed about a 5-foot high segment of beach sand accumulated during the winter storms north of the parking area.

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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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