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Mile 102 Report
October 11, 2012
Dozens of pelicans were out early fishing from the jetty south toward Table Rock; some close in, the majority out beyond the breakers.
Dozens of pelicans were out early fishing from the jetty south toward Table Rock; some close in, the majority out beyond the breakers. A few gulls were onshore. Lots of bull kelp and some sea palms were in the wrackline, and two largish beds of small stones appeared miraculously where there have been none for weeks. One dead Common Murre on the half mile south of the jetty, though four others were spotted heading toward Elephant Rock. Three people and five dogs were on my stretch of heaven, two unleashed. The tide was midway incoming toward high and the temperature mild and calm. Overcast but pleasant. No litter.
Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 4.5 feet.
Number of people: 3. Number of dogs: 5. Walking or running: 3.
Cars/trucks parking: 2.
A few gulls on shore; dozens of pelicans fishing offshore from jetty south to Table Rock.
Total dead birds: 1. Common Murre
Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Small rocks.
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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.