Report Details

Heading north from the Coquille River and jetty was quite bracing on a foggy morning. One good thing about the wind is that sand has blown onto many of the logs jammed up below the parking lot, making beach access much easier. A man with a dog and a man with a bucket were on this half-mile stretch. Several unknown birds foraged in the high line and a scattering of gulls were out and about. Not much litter. Small rocks, kelp, shell fragments and crab molts were noted. The mystery of the day: where did the occupants of 6 pickup trucks go? They weren't on the beach. Mayhap they were fishing the river.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Foggy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: -0.9 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 2. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 1. Other Activities: 1 with bucket. Occupants of 6 pickup trucks weren't on the beach. Perhaps they were fishing in the river.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 7.

Notable Wildlife

Several unknown birds bigger than sanderlings but much smaller than a gull foraging in high line. Also gulls.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Small rocks. plastic bags, 3 beer cans

Natural Changes

Windblown sand building up, covering much of the logs below the parking lot

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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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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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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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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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