Report Details

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. 

Conditions

Temperature: 53 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 5.7 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 6. Walking or running: 2. Sitting: 1. Photography: 3. Very quiet; limited activity on beach. Visitors left soon after arriving.

Concerns

Apparent violations: N/A.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 6.

Notable Wildlife

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

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces.

New Development

N/A -- no new development

Man-made Modifications

N/A -- no new modifications

Natural Changes

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.

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Mile 219

August 30, 2023

Foggy uneventful morning.

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July 19, 2023

Report finds no unusual developments or observations at this location and no new causes for concern were identified.

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Mile 219

March 17, 2023

It was a calm, quiet morning at Yaquina Head.

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January 20, 2023

It is a beautiful, quiet day.

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Mile 219

December 12, 2022

It has been a beautiful, calm morning at Yaquina Head with low wind and one visitor.

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November 19, 2022

It was a brilliantly sunny day although the stiff east wind was very chilly.

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Mile 219

October 25, 2022

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.

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Mile 219

September 18, 2022

It was an entirely typical day at Yaquina Head on cobble beach and quarry cove.

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