Mile 108 Report

September 20, 2008
by K Fassett

Location:
Coos
South Whisky Run Beach
Conditions:
Saturday 11:00 AM
Cloudy
60° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the W
Tide Level:
1.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
6
Dogs:
6
Activities:
Walking / Running:
2
That no. (6) includes 4 of us picking up trash (and 3 dogs)
Concerns:
Apparent Violations:
None obvious
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
2
ATVs/OHVs parking:
0
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 0
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
4
ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed:
0
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
0
ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited:
0
Activity Comments:
Our two vehicles on beach and two others drove by in the 3-4 hours we were there.
Notable Wildlife:
Many shorebirds and brown pelicans.
Dead Birds:
Total:
3
Species/names:
1-Murre and others decomposed.
Stranded:
NA
Fish & Invertebrates:
NA
Driftline:
Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)·Plastic pellets·Styrofoam
Alot of plastic bottle CAPS! (very few bottles)
New Development:
Modifications:
NA
Natural Changes:
Erosion of vegetated foredune
Comments:
The erosion just below surface of Bandon Dunes seemed more than usual but may have been intentionally cleared(?)
Summary:
Nothing too unusual except an unusual number of bottle caps, and short pieces of rope. Noticed a bit of 'sheen' on the streams coming off the bluffs -perhaps from the golf course but nothing too apparent - could be normal. All in all, looked good. Erosion of upper portion of cliff below Bandon Dunes. Many shorebirds and Brown Pelicans. Three dead birds: one Common Murre and 2 unidentifiable birds. Low human impact (2)-walking with 3 dogs. Four vehicles on allowed beach.
  • Fall Beach Cleanup - Sept. 2008
    Fall Beach Cleanup - Sept. 2008
    Whiskey Run Beach
    September 20, 2008
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2016

April 1, 2016 - Anonymous
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2013

March 23, 2013 - K Fassett
We expected to find a lot of debris, tsunami and otherwise, because it had been quite some time since we made the trip to the beach, but to our surprise and amazement there was very little trash of...

2012

April 15, 2012 - K Fassett
We were expecting alot more trash because it had been some time between cleanup(s) but it was just the usual ... plastic bottles, rope, styrofoam, etc. Unusual amount of driftwood washed sshore. 15...

2011

April 8, 2011 - K Fassett
As previously reported, there was an unusual amount of trash and debris, esp. rope - mostly intact, and we assumed it could possibly be washed up from the Crescent City/Brookings area which were...

2010

September 25, 2010 - K Fassett
The amount of garbage seemed less than usual. A lot of very small pieces of plastic, etc., the usual plethora of bottle caps and pieces of rope. Arrived at low tide and observed a large number of...
  • Did beach cleanup in conjunction with the semi-annual SOLV program.
April 10, 2010 - Michelle
10 people on the beach and four dogs. Beach is still filled with tiny pieces of plastic and other debris like plastic bottles, glass bottles, tires, hard hats, bottoms of shoes, oil containers, etc.
February 27, 2010 - Michelle
12 people walking, 1 dog not on leash,few wildlife, only a few Snowy Plovers,piles of trash: plastic, rope, pillow, part of a dock covered in trash. Picked up some of the trash but there was way too...

2007

September 15, 2007 - K Fassett
Very large sand dunes which made it difficult to traverse and pick up trash. Might be alot of debris under the sand dunes. The mile north of 108 (109?) has changed considerably. Large rocks seem...
  • The four large ear-shaped gonads and blueish color help identify this jellyfish that is often seen washed up along our beaches.
  • This is a picture of some of the trash that was picked up by us on this Solv Beach Clean-up Day!
September 3, 2007 - D Bilderback
The main reason to file this report is to document the dead Steller's Sea Lion pup and the dead juvenile male Salmon Shark (Lamna ditropis) on this mile. The Steller's Sea Lion pup carcass was being...
  • This is a juvenile male Salmon Shark (Lamna ditropis).
  • This shows the rows of teeth of this shark.
  • These wounds appear to have been made by another shark.
  • The two long claspers on the pelvic fins are visible in this picture denoting that this shark is a male.
  • The two long claspers on the pelvic fins are visible in this picture denoting that this shark is a male.
  • This wound could have been made by the Western Gulls that were eating the carcass when we found it.
  • This carcass does not have a skull, as the Turkey Vultures had been eating it.

2006

September 2, 2006 - K Fassett
Foraging shorebirds moving in response to people and dogs. One dead Common Murre and two dead gulls. Transverse dunes formed on beach. Moderate human use (12)- 10 walking and 2 flying kites. 12...