Report Details

Mile five seems to be generally stable except for the crumbling bluff noted above and constant shifting of the entry of Mill Creek into Macklyn Cove (an annual rearrangment). Unlike a year ago, there has been no evidence of beaching of mammals. The pelicans have been expecially evident and active this year, feeding off the waters near the beachline for the entire length of mile five.

Conditions

Temperature: 56 F. Cloud Cover: Foggy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 3.0 feet.

Human Activities

a very quiet early weekday morning

Notable Wildlife

two noisy groups of oystercatchers-one north of Zwagg Is and the other off Chetco point. Many pelicans in the water in both coves

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 3. no bands seenthree seagulls

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.).

Man-made Modifications

Stream modification.

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls.

Actions & Comments

Note: the progressive crumbling of bluff across from Zwagg Island has been noted for each of the four years that I have been watching mile five. Two new large boulders have come down since March of 2008.

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All Mile 5 Reports

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Mile 5

June 10, 2015

North towards Zwagg Island the tidepools were thick with the greatest diversity and quantity of sea weed I have ever encountered.

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Mile 5

September 10, 2014

A beautiful day at with a minus tide and fewer than expected people.

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Mile 5

May 24, 2014

Beach is in good shape

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Mile 5

March 10, 2009

mile 5 to the extent that it is accessible--from Chetco Point to 1/8 mile north of the little offshore projection just south of the condos--has changed very little since the last report.

Berner

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Mile 5

December 18, 2008

Rather benign visit, given the storms of late with high wave action.

Berner

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Mile 5

August 26, 2008

Mile five seems to be generally stable except for the crumbling bluff noted above and constant shifting of the entry of Mill Creek into Macklyn Cove (an annual rearrangment).

Berner

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Mile 5

March 4, 2008

Considering the winter storms we have experienced, there has been relatively little visible impact on the shore.

Berner

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Mile 5

November 9, 2007

see above; stable, no notable changes over the summer

Berner