Mile 5 Report

March 10, 2009
by Berner

Location:
Curry
Chetco Point, Macklyn Cove, Mill Beach, Zwagg Island
Conditions:
Tuesday 7:30 AM
Sunny
34° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the SW
Tide Level:
1.2 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
2
Dogs:
0
Activities:
Walking / Running:
2
Playing in surf:
0
Playing in sand:
0
Sitting:
0
Rockhunting:
0
Tidepooling:
0
Surfing:
0
Windsurfing:
0
Kayaking:
0
Fishing:
0
Concerns:
Apparent Violations:
signs of sawed driftwood
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
1
Activity Comments:
as above
Notable Wildlife:
1 group of 5 black oyster catchersusual seagullslittle seaweed
Dead Birds:
Total:
1
Signs of oil:
0
Entanglement:
0
Species/names:
1 seagull, no bands
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
2 small squid
Driftline:
Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)·Shells·Small rocks·Styrofoam·Wood pieces
New Development:
Drainage pipes
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Erosion of vegetated foredune·Landslides/major boulder falls
above noted landslide is a slight increase in previously observed bluff slides just north of condo
Comments:
Summary:
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. Surprisingly little debris, either land based or off shore originated. This has been an unusually quiet winter in terms of visible human activity.
Other Mile 5 Reports (10)

2015

June 10, 2015 - bkrause@sos.net
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...

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

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