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Mile 102 Report
July 3, 2011
Only a couple of fishermen out at this hour on a cloudy but pleasant morning on the beach north of the Coquille River.
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.
Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: -1.7 feet.
Number of people: 2. Fishing: 2. Several log structures sit below the lighthouse parking lot and also to the north.
Cars/trucks parking: 5.
a couple of gulls, two skittish Wimbrels.
Dead Fish or Invertebrates
Unusual concentration. lots of small clear jellies on this stretch.
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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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.