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Mile 102 Report
September 16, 2012
Heading north from the Coquille River in the pre-dawn dark was pretty quiet.
Heading north from the Coquille River in the pre-dawn dark was pretty quiet. As the day developed, a smattering of gulls near the tideline was evident, but not much else. The beach was clean of litter. Scattered small rocks and beds of shell fragments were most notable. Otherwise, there were some crab molts and kelp in the high line, as well as a couple of new pieces of driftwood. A man with two dogs was the only other human presence on the beach, and they left before it was light out. But even in the dark in the 40s, there were salmon fishermen out in their boats on the river. No dead bodies of any sort, mercifully.
Cloud Cover: Cloudy.
Number of people: 1. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 1.
Cars/trucks parking: 1.
Just a smattering of gulls on the beach closest to the water
Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells, Small rocks. Bit of new driftwood
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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.