Report Details

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.

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Cloudy.

Human Activities

Number of people: 1. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 1.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Just a smattering of gulls on the beach closest to the water

Driftline Content

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

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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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