Mile 5 Report

June 10, 2015
by bkrause@sos.net

Location:
Curry
Chetco Point, Macklyn Cove, Mill Beach, Zwagg Island
Conditions:
Wednesday 7:30 AM
Cloudy
61° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the N
Tide Level:
-1.2 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
7
Dogs:
1
Activities:
Walking / Running:
2
Playing in sand:
1
Sitting:
2
Tidepooling:
2
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
4
Activity Comments:
For most of the time we were there we had the beach to ourselves, very peaceful.
Notable Wildlife:
Oyster catcher
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
No evidence Sea Star Wasting Syndrome though population of sea stars smaller here than at Harris Beach. Most likely result of different habitat here rather than there.
Driftline:
Small rocks·Kelp or Algae·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:

North towards Zwagg Island the tidepools were thick with the greatest diversity and quantity of sea weed I have ever encountered. The pools had appropriate concentrations of mollusks, crustaceans and invertebrates. South toward the sewage treatment plant the natural community was different for the most part than encountered on the north end. Here there were healthy populations of Ochre sea stars and Giant green anemones. Tidepools and beach were in good shape and not heavily used.

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Other Mile 5 Reports (10)

2014

September 10, 2014 - bkrause@sos.net
A beautiful day at with a minus tide and fewer than expected people. I tried to get out to tide pools to look for evidence of wasting disease during a minus tide but was unable to do so because the...
May 24, 2014 - bkrause@sos.net
Beach is in good shape
  • Dead Bat or Leather sea star found on beach

2009

March 10, 2009 - Berner
mile 5 to the extent that it is accessible--from Chetco Point to 1/8 mile north of the little offshore projection just south of the condos--has changed very little since the last report....

2008

December 18, 2008 - Berner
Rather benign visit, given the storms of late with high wave action. No significant changes since last report
August 26, 2008 - Berner
Mile five seems to be generally stable except for the crumbling bluff noted above and constant shifting of the entry of Mill Creek into Macklyn Cove (an annual rearrangment). Unlike a year ago, there...
March 4, 2008 - Berner
Considering the winter storms we have experienced, there has been relatively little visible impact on the shore. The sand that recedes during the winter seems to be shifting back in; no apparent new...

2007

November 9, 2007 - Berner
see above; stable, no notable changes over the summer
August 30, 2007 - Berner
mild continuing slides on bank, same sites as noted on prior reports. Dead small whale on shore.
June 20, 2007 - Berner
Mile five, which I view/walk 2-3 times/week, remains stable. The erosion/bluff slides that I have noted (and sent pictures) over the past three years have changed very little. The beaches that...
February 25, 2007 - Berner
no significant changes from the Nov. 2006, trip. Winter storms have done nothing unusual this year on this stretch in so far as I can tell