Mile 50 Report

May 17, 2014
by mvolson

Location:
Curry
Port Orford Heads east of Tichenor Rock, Tichenor Cove
Conditions:
Saturday 9:00 AM
Sunny
55° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the NW
Tide Level:
8.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
0
Activities:
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Activity Comments:
I toured mile 50 by kayak, launching on the beach just east of the Port of Port Orford. There were people at the Port, but I did not see any at shoreline within mile 50 itself, most of which is inaccessible except by kayak.
Notable Wildlife:
There were a few seals swimming near shore. Bird life was abundant, cormorants, Pigeon Guillemots, gulls, oystercatchers, crows. There is an active osprey nest on a seastack in Nellie's Cove for at least the second year in a row.
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)·Small rocks·Styrofoam·Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:
Although there has been some residential development above the cliffs at the east end of mile 50, the shoreline is largely inaccessible and remains remarkably wild for a populated area that once had an active Coast Guard Station. Everything looked good.
Other Mile 50 Reports (2)

2018

April 29, 2018 - SRMcMillan
Didn't do watch on mile 51. Used mile 50 instead.  Dove in Nellies Cove. Nellies Cove is a catchment area for marine debri/garbage.

2013

September 1, 2013 - mvolson
Despite being adjacent to the Port of Port Orford, this is one of the most pristine segments of the South Coast.There is a little access to the eastern segment, particularly at low tide, from the...