Report Details

This segment of Mile 102 heading north from the Coquille River was empty of humans, but the same cannot be said of the jetty. At least 10 fishermen were out there before dawn, judging from the pickups in the parking lot. Later, as our walk was winding up, two beachcombers came down. The wind was moderate on this cloudy morning close to a minus low tide. Cormorants, gulls and crows were the only other life forms out there. Stones, kelp piles, shell fragments were cast along the driftline. A half-dozen log structures extend from south of the parking lot to the northern mile boundary. No litter for a change.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: -0.4 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 12. Walking or running: 2. Fishing: 10. vehicle count includes a motorcycle

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 11.

Notable Wildlife

gulls, cormorants, crows

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells, Small rocks.

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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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