Mile 59 Dispatch

March 30, 2022
by alaingamerica

Location:
Curry
Floras Lake SP, Blacklock Point
Conditions:
Wednesday 5:30 PM
51° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the N
Tide Level:
-0.3 ft
Humans / Pets:
Activities:
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:

On an interpretive hike led by Jesse Jones, of CoastWatch and Dr Larry Basch of Charleston, Oregon, I observed a pisater ochraceus with what looked to be severe SSWS. I submitted a report to MARINe. Happily, I also saw nearly 100 healthy ochre stars. Larry estimated their ages to be between 2-4 years old. We only covered a small portion of the south part of the point.

  • Sea Star Wasting Syndrome
    I believe this sea star has severe Sea Star Wasting Syndrome symptoms. I submitted a report to MARINe.
    42.874983,-124.535370
    March 30, 2022
  • healthy stars
    I saw close to 100 healthy sea stars
    42.874983,-124.535370
    March 30, 2022
  • pretty shell
    Orange Nucella ostrina, northern striped dogwinkle
    42.874983,-124.535370
    March 30, 2022
  • Blacklock Point
    It was a wonderful day for an interpretive hike at Blacklock Point
    42.874983,-124.535370
    March 30, 2022
Other Mile 59 Reports (11)

2022

September 5, 2022 - lvbasch
August 28, 2022 - lvbasch
July 24, 2022 - lvbasch
June 17, 2022 - lvbasch
May 28, 2022 - lvbasch
April 30, 2022 - lvbasch
March 30, 2022 - lvbasch
March 30, 2022 - jessejones
Today included a group of 28 Coos and Curry residents, joining an ecological interpretive walk led by Dr Larry Basch. Blacklock Point is proposed as a Marine Conservation Area by the public, to be...

2019

October 28, 2019 - Bob Ivey

2012

November 26, 2012 - Bob Ivey
Scouted and reconn Cape Blanco on Saturday morning. Wet and windy for most of the day. Little walk on Mile south of Light house. Few fisherman and day trippers on beach. Sunday was beautiful,...
July 6, 2012 - Bob Ivey
Hiked to Blacklock Point. Several small groups of hikers and backpackers, some with dogs and children. Beautiful, but windy day. Could see up and down coast from bluffs. Surf brown and farther...