Mile 231 Report

September 1, 2018
by RangerBoy231

Location:
Lincoln
Depoe Bay north, Pirate Cove
Conditions:
Saturday 11:15 AM
Sunny
59° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the NW
Tide Level:
2.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
8
Dogs:
0
Activities:
Walking / Running:
5
Playing in surf:
0
Playing in sand:
0
Sitting:
1
Rockhunting:
0
Tidepooling:
0
Surfing:
0
Windsurfing:
0
Kayaking:
0
Fishing:
2
As Depoe Bay is a prime tourist location, there are many tourists looking out at the ocean from the viewing areas, on the bayfront. However, I observed very minimal human activity on the rocks close to the water during this observational period.
Concerns:
Litter·Climbing bluffs/seastacks
Disturbances:
Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
100
ATVs/OHVs parking:
0
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 5
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:
The vehicles listed were all parked in the designated parking areas along the bayfront.
Notable Wildlife:
Western Gulls, Oystercatchers, Harbor Seals, and Gray Whales.
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Signs of oil:
0
Entanglement:
0
Species/names:
Western Gulls(4), Cormorants (2), Oystercatchers (1), and Harbor Seals (15), and Gray Whales (2).
Stranded:
Total:
0
N/A
Fish & Invertebrates:
N/A
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Shells·Wood pieces
N/A
New Development:
N/A
Modifications:
N/A
Natural Changes:
N/A
Comments:

There were no apparent man-made changes to the landscape, nor were there any obvious signs of erosion, in the area. 

Summary:

Human Activities - Observed a multitude of tourists and locals alike along the bayfront taking photographs, walking, and whale watching. Humans walking along the rock face and humans fishing along the coast were also observed. There was a multitude of trash observed along the coast (cigarettes, plastic wrappers, plastic bags, etc...), close to the sidewalks. 

Shoreline Wildlife - Bull kelp and algae were observed on the coastline. I observed a plethora of Acorn Barnacles and Clams, as well as harbor seals, Western Gulls, Cormorants, and Gray Whales along the coast. 

Physical Changes - I observed no new man-made changes to the landscape. 

  • 46 US-101, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
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