Mile 48 Report

August 22, 2020
by alaingamerica

Location:
Curry
Beach southeast of Battle Rock, north of Hubbard Creek
Conditions:
Saturday 9:45 AM
67° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the N
Tide Level:
0.3 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
67
Dogs:
12
Activities:
Walking / Running:
40
Playing in surf:
12
Surfing:
13
Kayaking:
2
1 person flying drone
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
24
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
6
Activity Comments:
One vehicle a motorcycle. Many people enjoying a lovely day at the beach.
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Total:
23
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Visible retreat of solid bluff
retreat not recent.
Comments:
Summary:

Very pleasant day. Many people enjoying the beach. Dead birds distributed throughout mile, at least 3 different species. Removed a grocery bag full of litter including firework leftovers and dog poop in bags.

  • Spineless sea urchin
    Found a sea urchin without spines but still seem to be alive
    Just north of Hubbard Creek
    August 22, 2020
  • Sea stars
    We saw many many sea stars of many different sizes
    Battle Rock
    August 22, 2020
  • Litter conundrum
    What to do when you want to pick up litter but you feel you will do more damage causing erosion if you go and get it?
    Middle of the mile
    August 22, 2020
  •  tiny sea star
    We did see sea stars of various sizes and thought this little one was especially cute
    Battle Rock
    August 22, 2020
  • Camping?
    We wondered if the Surfers had been camping on the beach
    North of Hubbard Creek
    August 22, 2020
Other Mile 48 Reports (7)

2019

October 23, 2019 - alaingamerica
Took a short walk on the beach and found 10 "intact" beached birds, most likely Common Murres. (no gloves!)

2015

July 4, 2015 - alaingamerica
Just taking a walk on the beach, and noticed a large amount of immature sand crabs in the wrack line.
  • A remarkable wash up of little sand crabs, I believe they are immature.
  • A closer look at what I believe is called Emerita

2014

November 5, 2014 - [email protected]
First time ever walking this beach after many many times observing it from the public rest area on the bluff above. Surprised at the amount of people using the beach at this time of yearVery surprise...

2012

April 4, 2012 - Muriah
Finder of the huge float said that it looked like the one in the photo in the newspaper that was said to be possibly from the Japanese Tsunami. I sent this photo to meteorologist who sent it to NOAA...
  • Eanshin name embossed into huge float

2008

May 7, 2008 - cprince
eveything was relatively peaceful and clean! this will be my last report for this mile, as i am moving to portland.thanks everyone for caring for our beautiful coastline!
February 16, 2008 - cprince
another beautiful day, more than average human/dog/vehicle traffic on the beach. the small black and white birds i saw last week were gone, found a few dead seagulls and one black and white gull,...
  • this is one of many dead gulls i saw down near hubbard creek. that is their main hang out, right along the creek. i assume they perished in the bad weather. no oil or any obvious cause of death.
  • rock piles on beach 1/2 way down mile 48. very un-typical of this beach, at least in the 5 yrs. i have walked it.
February 11, 2008 - cprince
the most notable difference from the last time i visited, about a month ago, was that there were large piles of rocks 1/2 way down the mile. it was difficult walking over them, and they lay from the...