Report Details

This was a gorgeous sunny afternoon at Yaquina Lighthouse tidepool area. Absent and no sign of recovery were sea stars; BLM guides mentioned apparent distress with urchins. Few birds and one seal sunning. Human activities were well within respect for the treasures. Beach driftline was high and no unusual debris noted.

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SE. Tide Level: 1.6 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 57. Walking or running: 27. Photography: 6. Tidepooling: 18. At Yaquina Head Lighthouse, most people were enjoying the beautiful day observing the ocean, birds, water and tidepools.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 23.

Notable Wildlife

There were 2 sea stars, BLM guide mentioned urchins were beginning to show signs of distress.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces. Significant high tide mark of normal ocean debris

Actions & Comments

This was an entirely normal, beautiful afternoon at the lighthouse, there were a few birds, seals and engaging tidepools.

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It was a calm, quiet morning at Yaquina Head.

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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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