Report Details

Yearling harbor seal stranded in land cave 1/2 way down mile as tide receding. Called Jim Rice at Hatfield Marine Sci Ctr at office (541-867-0100) Then on Marine Mammal Hotline (541-270-6830). He advised to protect seal from dogs and truckers. He will post signs if needed, but doesn't want to attract gawkers. He will do autopsy if animal dies.

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate.

Human Activities

Number of people: 1. Walking or running: 1. fire pit abutted dune grass (way too close!)

Concerns

Fire, Litter

Vehicles

RVs/Buses parking: 1.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. 1 common gull, 1 murre

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. stranded harbor seal yearling

Driftline Content

Styrofoam. 1 plastic bottle, 1 plastic sheet, 2 broken boat bumpers

Natural Changes

Major cracks appearing in bluffs, Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Visible retreat of solid bluff, Landslides/major boulder falls.

Actions & Comments

Yearling harbor seal stranded in land cave 1/2 way down mile as tide receding. Called Jim Rice at Hatfield Marine Sci Ctr at office (541-867-0100) Then on marine Mammal Hotline (541-270-6830). He advised to protect seal from dogs and truckers. He will post signs if needed, but doesn't want to attract gawkers. He will do autopsy if animal dies.

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All Mile 263 Reports

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Mile 263

September 3, 2022

Got to the beach at 750 p.

ShelbyG

Mile 263

September 1, 2022

3 drivers in trucks doing donuts in the sand.

ShelbyG

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Mile 263

October 29, 2017

emrae2887

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Mile 263

March 8, 2013

Nothing out of the ordinary for a sunny weekday afternoon.

connierbruce

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Mile 263

July 29, 2012

Nothing notable or unusual.

connierbruce

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Mile 263

January 23, 2012

Over the past year (reports intended each time) we have walked and observed this and miles to north and south many times.

connierbruce

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Mile 263

December 4, 2011

December report: joyriders driving up bluffs.

olsonko

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Mile 263

June 17, 2010

I am often on the Cape and view mile 262 into 263.

connierbruce