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North towards Zwagg Island the tidepools were thick with the greatest diversity and quantity of sea weed I have ever encountered. The pools had appropriate concentrations of mollusks, crustaceans and invertebrates. South toward the sewage treatment plant the natural community was different for the most part than encountered on the north end. Here there were healthy populations of Ochre sea stars and Giant green anemones. Tidepools and beach were in good shape and not heavily used.

Conditions

Temperature: 61 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: -1.2 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 7. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 2. Playing in sand: 1. Sitting: 2. Tidepooling: 2. For most of the time we were there we had the beach to ourselves, very peaceful.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 4.

Notable Wildlife

Oyster catcher

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

No evidence Sea Star Wasting Syndrome though population of sea stars smaller here than at Harris Beach. Most likely result of different habitat here rather than there.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces.

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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.

bkrause@sos.net

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