Report Details

A spectacular day brought many people to the beach. It looked more like California than Oregon. There is remarkably little litter or trash although there seems to be a disturbing trend of people picking up after their dogs, but leaving the droppings in the plastic bag on the beach or at the parking areas.

Conditions

Temperature: 72 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 2.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 54. Number of dogs: 9. Walking or running: 29. Playing in surf: 4. Playing in sand: 7. Sitting: 8. Photography: 1. Tidepooling: 5. Other Activities: guitar playing-1. Last day of summer with beautiful weather, people were escaping valley heat and reveling in the perfect coastal weather!

Concerns

Apparent violations: none.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 8.

Notable Wildlife

Still several dozen sea stars at south end of beach in rocky intertidal area of north side Yaquina Head. No obvious signs of sea star wasting disease.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. Many bundles of dead mussels washed in over last week. All shells are empty which is unusual if ripped off rocks by waves. The bottom two feet of the long rocks esxposed at low tide have dead and empty mussel shells too, but they are smaller. Hope this is a normal occurrance.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Small rocks. Remarkably clean beach for last few weeks!

Natural Changes

Visible retreat of solid bluff. Slow but steady, erosion

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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.

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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!

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.

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