Report Details

Schooner South's cliffs/bluffs continue to erode. Not much trash but did clean up what was present. Lots of live birds along with 11 dead birds (mostly common murres). 17 cigarette butts around the parking area (removed).

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 0.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 5. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 5.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

8 Turkey vulture, 24 California brown pelicans, 8 shorebirds with long downward sloping bills (Whimbrels??)

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 11. At least 7 common murres, others unidentifiable without picking up.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt).

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls, Major cracks appearing in bluffs, Visible retreat of solid bluff.

Report Images

Stream exit onto beach w/ continued erosion
Lots of kelp in wrackline
Looking north, lots of kelp

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Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

May 26, 2024

A sad day for Mile 220, although the weather was amazing it was super hard and sad to see the tar globs in the mid-section of my mile.

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Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

February 23, 2024

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.

Hillsideshack

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!

Hillsideshack

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.

Hillsideshack