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Mile 219 Report
April 1, 2022
No significant changes were observed to the location surveyed.
No significant changes were observed to the location surveyed. Human use and visitation was low depsite favorable weather conditions. Additionally, the beach was relatively clean with few traces of litter or trash. Microplastics, if present, were not detectable.Local wildlife appeared relaxed and unaffected by human presence. It is evident that the location continues to be a favorite haul-out location for the resident harbor seal colony, and several species of birds are also utilizing the quarry for habitat.
Temperature: 53 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 5.7 feet.
Number of people: 6. Walking or running: 2. Sitting: 1. Photography: 3. Very quiet; limited activity on beach. Visitors left soon after arriving.
Apparent violations: N/A.
Cars/trucks parking: 6.
Five harbor seals could be observed within the area surveyed. Four were hauled out on offshore rocks and one was swimming in the protected waters of the cove. Other wildlife includes a few ravens or crows and some small sparrows or finches.
Dead Fish or Invertebrates
N/A -- no unusual fish
Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces.
N/A -- no new development
N/A -- no new modifications
No significant natural changes were observed. A few small pieces of rock may have become dislodged from the quarry walls, but the changes do not appear consequential.
All Mile 219 Reports
Report finds no unusual developments or observations at this location and no new causes for concern were identified.
It has been a beautiful, calm morning at Yaquina Head with low wind and one visitor.
It was a brilliantly sunny day although the stiff east wind was very chilly.
It was a chilly, cloudy/foggy Monday morning so there were only a handful of visitors in the park, none of whom were on the beach.