Report Details

see above; stable, no notable changes over the summer

Conditions

Temperature: 46 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 0.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 1. Fishing: 1. a fairly typical late autumn early morning on mile 5

Concerns

Kelp/algae collection, Litter

Notable Wildlife

Usual. Now that the whale carcass has become uninteresting, the masses of predatory birds (vultures, crows, ravens, etc.)that crowded around the whale in August are no longer apparent

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 4. no leg bands; all appeared to be gulls

Driftline Content

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

Actions & Comments

Mile 5 appears to remain stable since last report, with the exception of the waning activity surrounding the whale, which has now been reduced to skin covering, barely, bone structure.

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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.

bkrause@sos.net

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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

bkrause@sos.net

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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