Mile 36 Report

May 31, 2011
by colleen-e

Location:
Curry
Nesika Beach, north of Ophir Rest Area, south of Euchre Cr
Conditions:
Tuesday 11:30 AM
Cloudy
Wind:
Calm/Light from the N
Tide Level:
7.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
5
Dogs:
1
Activities:
Walking / Running:
3
Sitting:
2
Concerns:
Litter
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
3
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
2 Crows, 27 seagulls, and 2 cormorants
Dead Birds:
Total:
9
Species/names:
6 Cormorants, 3 seagulls
Stranded:
Total:
1
Dead sea lion, near mouth of Gregg's Creek
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
First time visiting mile.
Summary:
This was the first observation trip to this mile. We picked up 1.5 bags of trash. The trash included ropes, flip flops, lots of plastic water bottles, two ice tea bottles with Japaneses labels, paper face mask, 4 chew cans (tobacco), metal, gallon water jug, and lots of little plastic just to list some.The foam in the driftline was very green.
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December 5, 2021 - hobbins
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April 7, 2021 - Lavenne22
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April 6, 2021 - Lavenne22
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2014

September 24, 2014 - [email protected]
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2011

December 21, 2011 - colleen-e
Beautiful day on the beach. The profile of the beach is much more gradual than our previous visit in the spring.