Mile 48 Report

February 16, 2008
by cprince

Location:
Curry
Beach southeast of Battle Rock, north of Hubbard Creek
Conditions:
Saturday 1:30 PM
Sunny
Tide Level:
0.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
18
Dogs:
12
Activities:
Walking / Running:
11
Playing in sand:
3
Sitting:
2
Surfing:
2
1 sitting in a car
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
3
Activity Comments:
beautiful day, more than usual traffic.
Notable Wildlife:
flock of seagulls at hubbard creekbull kelp here and there on the beach
Dead Birds:
Total:
7
Species/names:
seagulls
Stranded:
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.)·Small rocks·Styrofoam·Wood pieces
slight amount of flotsam and jetsam, not that much
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
about the same since a week ago
Comments:
Summary:
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, smaller than a seagull. also i took pix of the rock piles that formed up. there is a lot of sand gone.i hadn't gotten quite down to hubbard creek last walk, so this time i did, and noticed how much erosion and wood removal occurred from the recent winter storms. not much flotsam/jetsam.
  • 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.
    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.
    high tide line, south end of mile 48 at hubbard creek
    February 16, 2008
  • 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.
    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.
    1/2 way down mile 48.
    February 16, 2008
Other Mile 48 Reports (8)

2020

October 16, 2020 - JaneSkipLegacy
The beach was quiet on this beautiful autumn day. We saw two people riding horses on the beach, which we had not seen here before and someone flying a kite. The ride was dropping toward a minus tide...
August 22, 2020 - alaingamerica
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...
  • Spineless sea urchin
  • Sea stars
  • Litter conundrum
  •  tiny sea star
  • Camping?

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 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...