Report Details

Yaquina Head Lighthouse is always interesting, there is an abundance of marine observation available to the casual observer: tidepools, seabirds, mammals. This day there was hail, thunder, lightning and gale force winds.There was increased amount of small driftwood in most tidepools not observed on previous visits. Other than decaying sea lion and 2 Oystercatchers, the normal populations of algae, mollusks, urchins,anemones and barnacles were observed. Few seals and no seabird arrival on offshore rocks.

Conditions

Temperature: 39 F. Cloud Cover: Rain. Wind Velocity: Storm. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 0.2 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 13. Tidepooling: 13. In spite of thunder, lightening and gale force winds people were observing the sights at Yaquina Head Lighthouse.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 9.

Notable Wildlife

Several large(8-10 inch)sea stars, no immature sea stars observed, 2 Oyster Catchers observed, other sea birds not yet arrived, normal populations seashore plants, anemones, mollusks, barnacles.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Decaying sea lion carcass previously seen at Nye Beach and D.Davis Memorial Park a month ago.

Driftline Content

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

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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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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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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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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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September 18, 2022

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

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