Report Details

Beach appeared very clean- not even much driftwood. The Common Murres are back at Yaquina Head. The Hatfield Marine Science researchers were at Yaquina Head counting returning gray whales and recording their distance from shore in a preliminary study to determine where the whales travel. This data will help determine what impact wave energy stations might have on the whales. Good news- they saw 7 before noon, so they're back!

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Tide Level: 5.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 26. Walking or running: 1. Other Activities: sightseeing at LH.

Concerns

Apparent violations: none.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 12.

Notable Wildlife

Lots of Common Murres on the rocks at Yaquina Head

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. saw 2 badly decomposed birds that appeared to be northern fulmars- one had a yellow zip tie on it's wing and the other had a purple zip tie

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Nothing unusual

Driftline Content

Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). some rope which I picked up- nothing much else

Man-made Modifications

none

Natural Changes

none

Actions & Comments

picked up small section of rope

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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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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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