Report Details

The most notable observation since my Coastwatch observations began was the large number of pelagic cormorants observed nesting on cliff faces. I have not seen them previously, but my earlier observations near summer solstice have been at least 10 days later. There were a larger number of fishermen (4) than usually observed, but it was a sunny, calm day.

Conditions

Temperature: 56 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 4.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 5. Sitting: 2. Fishing: 4. All persons were in one small area of perhaps 200 sq. ft. in only access area to rocks near sea level at extreme north end of mile 226.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3.

Notable Wildlife

Pelagic cormorants nesting in large numbers (dozens) on cliff faces, one Brandt's cormorant observed flying along with several gulls.

Driftline Content

Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Small rocks, Wood pieces. Ocean-based debris consisting of two orange net floats (?) on inaccessible beach

Actions & Comments

Large rock fall below and NW of lookout gift shop appears unchanged since last observed.

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Mile 226

Otter Crest, State Wayside

March 19, 2024

No human activity was noted on or near the shoreline, the only activity noted being people driving along Otter Crest Loop, with a few parking for short periods of time at the Lookout at Otter Crest Wayside for the views.

George Meyer

Mile 226

Otter Crest, State Wayside

December 19, 2023

On a nice, fairly calm and partly cloudy day on the central Oregon coast, there were only a few people driving along Otter Crest Loop and even fewer stopping to enjoy the view from the the Lookout at Otter Crest State Scenic Wayside.

George Meyer

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Mile 226

Otter Crest, State Wayside

September 22, 2023

It was a very pleasant sunny day and the ocean was calm, so visibility at and slightly below the surface of the ocean was excellent.

gsmeyer

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Mile 226

Otter Crest, State Wayside

March 21, 2023

There was nobody observed along the shoreline of mile 226, however there were a number of people driving and stopping along Otter Crest Loop, the roadway that provides excellent overviews of the mile.

gsmeyer

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Mile 226

Otter Crest, State Wayside

December 22, 2022

There were no human activities noted near the shoreline, which is usual for this mile, but there was activity at the Lookout, where there were a moderate number of people parking and going to the viewpoints and into the Lookout building gift shop.

gsmeyer

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Mile 226

Otter Crest, State Wayside

September 21, 2022

It was a nice day to be observing the coast, what with the moderate temperature, light wind, and clouds that covered the sky thinly.

gsmeyer

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Mile 226

Otter Crest, State Wayside

June 20, 2022

Humans were only noted well above the shoreline, specifically at the Lookout, where people parked their vehicles to get out for a few minutes to observe the seascapes.

gsmeyer

Mile 226

Otter Crest, State Wayside

March 21, 2022

Human activities were essentially confined to those stopping their vehicles on Otter Crest Loop or at the Lookout to observe the views.

gsmeyer