Report Details

It was a brilliantly sunny day although the stiff east wind was very chilly. Nothing unusual to report apart from the dead owl on the beach. The driftline was less dense than one would expect (less, wood and kelp and ocean-based debris) possibly because there havent been any storms for a week or so. 

Conditions

Temperature: 47 F. Wind Velocity: Strong. Wind Direction: E. Tide Level: 6.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 16. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 16. Few people on the beach this morning and no violations/disturbances

Concerns

Apparent violations: No apparent violations.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 9.

Notable Wildlife

Harbor Seals, Western Gulls, Cormorants

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. I found a deal owl and could not confidently identify the exact species, although my best guess is that it was a western screech owl

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

n/a

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). A few pieces of ocean-based debris - a bit less than usual possibly because this week there have been no storms and instead offshore winds with relatively small swell.

New Development

n/a

Man-made Modifications

n/a

Natural Changes

n/a

Actions & Comments

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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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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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