Report Details

Beautiful  -2.7 tide @ 8 am. Saw 5 immature eagles flying or sitting on nearby tree branch. High sand levels near Yaquina Head have created a "sand forest" of dead snags on upper beach near trail to 55th St. Bright green algae growing on rocks below Yaquina Head might indicate some water runoff from homes above the beach.

Conditions

Temperature: 52 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: -2.7 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 19. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 16. Sitting: 1. Other Activities: 2 people picking up debris while walking.. Vehicle tracks went the full length of the beach mile .

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3. ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited: 1.

Notable Wildlife

5 immature eagles, 1 turkey vulture, swallows, numerous seagulls and numerous cormorants nesting on the rocks.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. Seagull

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam.

New Development

Remnants of old walkway embedded in rocks by Schooner Landing beach access.

Man-made Modifications

New riprap or shoreline protection structures. New riprap on Schooner Creek.

Natural Changes

There continues to be geologic crumbling of the bluffs.

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July 26, 2023

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

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January 19, 2023

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

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December 17, 2022

Including photos of a black plastic pipe sticking out of Mile 220 bluff and odd milky fluid coming out of bluff and over rocks.

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October 17, 2022

Very cool jelly on Schooner South today.

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