Report Details

Low human activity due to the remote characteristic of this area. Some hikers tracks from Umpqua river and Umpqua dunes trail.Many sanderling shorebirds and a peregrine falcon plus 30+ snowy plovers seen. No unusual marine debris or tsunami debris observed. Just the usual water bottles and fishing gear. There were 4 large oranges washed up in good condition, still edible and one Pepsi still sealed and drinkable.

Conditions

Temperature: 53 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 6.8 feet.

Human Activities

Only a few old footprints from hikers.

Notable Wildlife

6 Harbor seals at mouth of Tenmile Creek. many sanderlings, dunlin and 35 snowy plovers near Tenmile North Nesting area.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. 1 common murre, and one pelagic cormorant.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Shells, Styrofoam, Wood pieces.

Natural Changes

Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Visible retreat of solid bluff. Large log exposed, see photo.

Actions & Comments

I have been walking this area since January of last year regularly. Sand covers and exposes a large redwood or cedar log and give a good indication of winter wave action. I will be monitoring the snowy plover nesting areas for USDA in this area from February to August 2014.

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All Mile 140 Reports

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Mile 140

June 30, 2014

My patrol area is mile 140 for my USDA/APHIS job so I am coving this stretch of beach at least 3 times a week.

MetzmanJoe

Mile 140

March 1, 2014

Low human activity due to the remote characteristic of this area.

MetzmanJoe

Mile 140

October 18, 2009

Just passing through 140 on a hike/geocache in the Dellenback Dunes and along Tenmile Creek.

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Mile 140

January 19, 2009

Beautiful, isolated section of the coastline where you can walk for miles without seeing another soul.

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Mile 140

October 11, 2008

Recent storm had deposited numerous dead seabirds, crab and razor clam shells, and plastic and styrofoam debris (including fishing boat floats) and also brought in a significant amount of 'bullwhip' kelp.

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Mile 140

March 2, 2008

Clean, windswept beach.

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Mile 140

August 24, 2007

Kelp/algae, shells, animal casings, small rocks, wood pieces, debris, plastic pellets and Styrofoam in driftline.

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Mile 140

May 10, 2007

Few shells, driftwood and some rope and floats in driftline.

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