Report Details

Continued changes on 220 due to the rains, high tides and normal loss of sand in winter. Found 1 WEGR dead (not COASST tagged), saw 2 live black oystercatchers. Most of the beach was fairly clean due to the King Tides but there were areas where there was lots of microplastics/nurdles and small garbage. The bluffs have certainly been active, photos show some of the recent changes. The black plastic pipes continue to erode out of the bluff (no photos today as they look similar to last photos).

Conditions

Temperature: 49 F. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: -1.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 7. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 7.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 5.

Notable Wildlife

2 Black oystercatchers

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. WEGR (photo attached) in perfect condition

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam.

Natural Changes

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

Report Images

Western Grebe dead on 220
Bluff reduction via rains/weather
Receeding bluff 220
Boulders/rocks falling out of the bluff 220
Bluff falling 220

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Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

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Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

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Beautiful sunny but windy day.

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Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

October 7, 2023

A large amount of debris, 7 large wood/foam panels and lots of pieces of all sizes of foam.

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Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

September 16, 2023

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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