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Mile 102 Report
June 8, 2013
Heading north from the Coquille River and jetty was quite bracing on a foggy morning.
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.
Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Foggy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: -0.9 feet.
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.
Cars/trucks parking: 7.
Several unknown birds bigger than sanderlings but much smaller than a gull foraging in high line. Also gulls.
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
Windblown sand building up, covering much of the logs below the parking lot
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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.