Mile 59 Report

March 30, 2022
by jessejones

Location:
Curry
Floras Lake SP, Blacklock Point
Conditions:
Wednesday 10:00 AM
59° F
Tide Level:
0.5 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
28
Dogs:
1
Activities:
Walking / Running:
28
Sitting:
28
Tidepooling:
28
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
16
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Small rocks·Kelp or Algae·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces·Styrofoam
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:

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 included in the updated Rocky Habitat Management Plan for the Oregon coast. Dozens of healthy sea stars were spotted in the intertidal, as well as kelps. The trail is well-trod and a somewhat large parking area across from the airport buildings and near the trail head isn't marked and is not obvious. 

  • Sea star in intertidal area
    North end of beach
    March 30, 2022
  • Interpretive hike group
    Top of cliffs, north of trail down to beach
    March 30, 2022
  • Trail to beach
    March 30, 2022
  • Blacklock beach
    South of Blacklock Point
    March 30, 2022
  • Kelps in intertidal
    March 30, 2022
  • Sanicula arctopoides aka Footsteps of Spring
    Cliffs above point
    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 - alaingamerica
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....
  • Sea Star Wasting Syndrome
  • healthy stars
  • pretty shell
  • Blacklock Point
March 30, 2022 - lvbasch

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...