Mile 113 Report

September 10, 2006
by rheadohner

Location:
Coos
Fivemile Creek, north Sacchi Beach
Conditions:
Sunday 8:30 AM
Sunny
Wind:
Calm/Light from the N
Humans / Pets:
People:
1
Activities:
clamming
Concerns:
Shellfish collection
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
0
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 0
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
100 birds
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Total:
1
dead sea lion partially covered by sand - near Fivemile Creek
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)·Shells
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Dune formation seen 8/28 now leveled. Major accumulations against rocks on north end of Sacchi Beach.
Summary:
Kelp, shells, crab casings and ocean-based debris in driftline. Transverse dunes observed on 8/28/06, but leveled on 9/10/06. Major accumulation of sand against rock at north end of Sacchi Beach. Large numbers of foraging shorebirds. One dead sea lion partially covered by sand near 5 Mile Creek. Low human impact (1)- digging clams in sand.
Other Mile 113 Reports (9)

2016

April 25, 2016 - Volunteer Coordinator
Another tsunami boat for sure. The Japanese government has asked us to sample these. John assumes that it will be carried up the shore with the incoming tide and would like to sample it. It looks to...
  • the boat, north end of the beach
  • Closer view of boat heading in
  • google map site, Coos County, Fivemile Creek, north Sacchi Beach

2009

December 29, 2009 - rheadohner
With the last storms, the sand on Sacchi Beach has been leveled out all the way back to the vegetation.
June 25, 2009 - gary j
Sacchi Beach is an out of the way paradise with its own loyal following. Those who could not find Shangrila, have instead settled for Sansaria, so called because, according to legend, it was thought...
March 28, 2009 - rheadohner
Shells, animal casings, kelp/algae, small rocks, plastic pellets in driftline. Clumps of bull kelp and an occasional moon jelly on the beach. Not as much plastic debris as previously seen. Removed...

2008

June 8, 2008 - rheadohner
Kelp/algae (large knots of bull kelp and multiple sea palms), occasional eelgrass, small rocks, wood pieces, land-and ocean-based debris in driftline. Shorebirds foraging at surfline. About 50 ft...

2007

September 2, 2007 - rheadohner
Kelp/algae, shells, animal casings, wood pieces, Styrofoam, ocean-based debris (plastic bottles, pallet) in driftline. Large number of crab carapaces, clam shells and clumps of mussels. Auto tire...
June 5, 2007 - rheadohner
Kelp/algae, animal casing, wood pieces, styrofoam and plastic bottles in driftline. Stern portion and piece of hull on high beach. Low human impact (0).
March 22, 2007 - gary j
A thin sparse wrack of shells, wood pieces, styrofoam. Ocean-based debris included foam floats, eight square feet of heavy netting, an assortment of plastic jugs and a broken large plastic container...
January 3, 2007 - rheadohner
Storms and high tides made Sacchi Beach inaccessible. Much sand removed from beach, leaving only a few low drifts.