Mile 6 Report

February 27, 2007
by Berner

Location:
Curry
Cliffs west of downtown Brookings
Conditions:
Tuesday 7:45 AM
Cloudy
45° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the SW
Tide Level:
6.8 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
1
Dogs:
1
Activities:
Walking / Running:
1
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
0
ATVs/OHVs parking:
0
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 0
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
0
ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed:
0
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
0
ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited:
0
Activity Comments:
No vehicles; my dog and I were the only sign of human life on the beach
Notable Wildlife:
no mammals; usual collection of shorebirds; one grey heron (a regular resident of this area) Usual seaweed in winter
Dead Birds:
Total:
1
Signs of oil:
0
Entanglement:
0
Species/names:
didn't see a band on this dead adult seagull
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)·Plastic pellets·Shells·Small rocks·Wood pieces
two clothing items
New Development:
Drainage pipes
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Erosion of vegetated foredune·Landslides/major boulder falls
Comments:
no
Summary:
a bit more bluff erosion, especially below drainpipes draped partway down the bluff. a couple of large boulders dislodged just north of the Macklyn cove condominium complex. Beach further than 1/4 mile north of Zwagg Island not accessible from Macklyn Cove Access point.