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Started off chilly but the sun was shining and it was a gorgeous day on 220! There was a wrackline of natural items but it held an unusual amount of rubber fishing lures (see photo). There was a very large wooden structure that was in the surf zone as you accessed the beach. The bluffs continue to fall with more rock/cliff falling away every time I walk the beach, changes are constant. Saw 4 Black Oystercatchers flying...heard them first! Many Scoters in the water and one deceased Scoter in the rocks near the north section.

Conditions

Temperature: 39 F. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 1.4 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 12. Number of dogs: 10. Walking or running: 10. Tidepooling: 2.

Concerns

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 6.

Notable Wildlife

4 BLOY flying, about 40 Scoters in the waves

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. Possibly a WWSC? See photo.

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). An extraordinary amount of rubber fishing lures of all colors/sizes and degradation (see photo).

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls, Major cracks appearing in bluffs, Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Visible retreat of solid bluff.

Report Images

Scoter (deceased)
Large wooden structure in surf zone
Rubber fishing lures collected from Schooner South today
Bluffs continuing to erode
Beautiful 220

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Mile 220

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Schooner South's cliffs/bluffs continue to erode.

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Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

July 26, 2023

New sign up at the Schooner South beach access off 68th St warning of Contaminated waters.

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Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

April 28, 2023

No clouds in the sky, what a day on 220!

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Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

February 12, 2023

Started off chilly but the sun was shining and it was a gorgeous day on 220!

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Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

January 19, 2023

Continued changes on 220 due to the rains, high tides and normal loss of sand in winter.

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