Report Details

Heading south of the river reveals about a 4.5-foot drop as the sea eats away at the summer's buildup of sand. Logs and trees are coming in on the tides, as are kelp and sea palms. Scattered small rocks and some shell fragments were seen. There were three dead birds: 2 cormorants and 1 pile of gray feathers. The morning was foggy but windless. Only two others were on this stretch, and that was on the return. One was walking with coffee in hand; the other was on top of the South Jetty.

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Foggy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 0.1 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 2. Walking or running: 1. Other Activities: on jetty.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

Gulls on wet sand; cormorants flying toward Coquille River.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 3. 2 cormorants and 1 pile of medium gray feathers, species unknown,

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Small rocks. logs and trees

Actions & Comments

There is about a 4.5-foot dropoff in the quarter mile south of the river. The sea is eating away at the summer beach buildup.

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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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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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