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Mile 103 Report
May 23, 2013
I walked mile 103 as a guest observer this morning.
I walked mile 103 as a guest observer this morning. It was calm, overcast with light rain. I collected 27 plastic bottles, a very high concentration of them in the high tide driftline. Other debris on beach included a tire, two wooden pallets and fishing net and rope. The south end of the mile had a great deal of drift wood up against the dune. One dead adult murre and decomosped torso section of seal or sea lion. Group of(live) six whimbrel, swallows and two gulls on beach. No human activity.
Temperature: 52 F. Cloud Cover: Rain. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 1.0 feet.
a group of six whimbrel,two gulls, swallows
one murre- no leg band
Dead Fish or Invertebrates
decomposed torso ribcage of seal or sea lion
Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Small rocks, Wood pieces. plastic bottles, tire, two pallets fishing net and rope
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Rock beds are the main attraction here, as 4 seekers with a dog at 6:30 a.
Two rock hunters, no wildlife, no litter were on this beach north of the Coquille River Lighthouse on an overcast chilly morning.
Rock hunters delight in this otherwise boring stretch of beach; 3 were mining away in a big bed of small stones despite heavy fog and their 4 at-large dogs.
I was not the only person walking this beach in the predawn dark on a calm day that became overcast.