Mile 24 Dispatch

April 8, 2021
by Lavenne22

Location:
Curry
Cave Rock, Hunters Island, Hunters Cove
Conditions:
Thursday 4:15 PM
62° F
Wind:
Strong from the NW
Tide Level:
0.3 ft
Humans / Pets:
Activities:
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Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Activity Comments:
Saw two people on bicycles at tidepools, one person walking. One windsurfer. Few human and canine footprints. Most people were south of Meyers creek, towards the large photogenic rocks.
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Comments:

Trash washed up against the base of cliffs just south of Hunter's cove. Lots of microplastics. I removed larger items: a plastic bottle, chunks of plastic debris, tops of aluminum beer cans, and a large snarled net with rope.

Summary:

Extremely low tide. Saw two orange sea stars on different rocks/different pools. One looked sick: pale orange and shriveled. The other appeared healthier: plumper and brighter. 

Saw a lone goose at the mouth of Meyer's Creek, dipping its beak into the sand shorebird-style. I looked at it form a distance with binocluars. Definitely Canada Goose. Noteable becasue I observed a lone goose two days ago at Ophir State beach. 

Very windy. Did not observe any wildlife except gulls.

  • Sick sea star by the sea shore
    Low tide rocks south of Hunter's cove
    April 8, 2021
  • Sea Star near Hunter's cove
    Low tide rocks south of Hunter's cove
    April 8, 2021
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2011

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June 8, 2011 - Muriah
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2009

January 1, 2009 - Muriah
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2008

August 4, 2008 - Muriah
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July 27, 2008 - edbear
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