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Fun to see the spout of a whale just beyond the surf at the southern border of Mile 194 this morning! Enjoyed observing a group of striped shore crabs as they were feeding and dancing/hiding. A group of four black oystercatchers were quite vocal today! Only a small tote bag of litter was retrieved today including small styrfoam, two small rope fragments and one hard plastic top. No plastic water bottles today! : )  One small dead bird was found at 44.316 degrees N, 124.108 degrees W without sign of obvious trauma, oiling, or entanglement. See photos.

Conditions

Temperature: 45 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 0.9 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 19. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 11. Photography: 2. Tidepooling: 4. Surfing: 2.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 7.

Notable Wildlife

Observed a whale spout and a glimpse of the back of the whale just past the surf near two surfers on the southern border of Mile 194. A large group of gulls with about six pelagic cormorants were resting on the rocks in front of the Adobe. Another group of five pelagic cormorants were resting on the rocks above the surf at about mid mile. Plenty of surf scoters were feeding in the surf! Two groups of Black Oystercatchers were also noted, one group of 4 and another group of 3. One Killdeer and a small brown mottled bird were also noted.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. One small black and white dead seabird was observed at 44.316 degrees N, 124.108degrees W. No oil or entanglement. No sign of obvious trauma. Photos attached.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Shells, Wood pieces, Styrofoam.

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Small, balck/white dead shore bird found at N 44.316, W 124.108 on the rocks
Small, black and white dead shorebird size comparison found at N 44.316, W 124.108
Green sea anemone and coral leaf algae

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Mile 194

Yachats, Adobe Inn, Smelt Sands Wayside

August 22, 2023

An exceptional day with no wind and great tidepooling!

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Mile 194

Yachats, Adobe Inn, Smelt Sands Wayside

January 19, 2023

Enjoyed a warm sunny afternoon stroll on Mile 194 with no wind.

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Mile 194

Yachats, Adobe Inn, Smelt Sands Wayside

August 3, 2022

My Coastwatch began with a flyover by six brown pelicans just above the surf at the southern border of Mile 194!

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Mile 194

Yachats, Adobe Inn, Smelt Sands Wayside

May 17, 2022

This Coastwatch walk started out with a fly by of 8 brown pelicans in line just above the surface of the water!

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Mile 194

Yachats, Adobe Inn, Smelt Sands Wayside

April 13, 2022

A welcome calm, partly sunny hour on Mile 194 amid what has been several days of hail, high winds and rain.

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Mile 194

Yachats, Adobe Inn, Smelt Sands Wayside

March 7, 2022

Fun to see the spout of a whale just beyond the surf at the southern border of Mile 194 this morning!

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Mile 194

Yachats, Adobe Inn, Smelt Sands Wayside

December 3, 2021

Notably warmer weather this December than last year [no gloves or knit hat necessary]!

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Mile 194

Yachats, Adobe Inn, Smelt Sands Wayside

September 15, 2021

A wonderfully blustery, but sunny day!

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