Report Details

A number of people were at the Lookout at the Otter Crest State Wayside observing the grey whale activity that could be seen below and to the west.  One close-in whale could be observed skimming along just under the surface of the calm water well before and after surfacing to breathe.  Otherwise, the most notable wildlife was pelicans on the large pyramidal rock previously mentioned.

Conditions

Temperature: 64 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Tide Level: 6.8 feet.

Human Activities

Other Activities: None noted.. No vehicles noted at the only possible shoreline access site (north end).

Concerns

Apparent violations: None noted..

Notable Wildlife

Four or five grey whales engaging in probable feeding behavior. Pelicans, cormorants, and gulls were seen flying and perched on rocks, particularly the large pyramidal rock located offshore at about the midpoint of the mile.

Beached Birds

No-one noted.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Nothing noted.

Driftline Content

Small rocks.

New Development

Nothing noted.

Man-made Modifications

Nothing noted.

Natural Changes

No changes noted since last observation.

Actions & Comments

Nothing observed that would require any actions.

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Mile 226

Otter Crest, State Wayside

June 20, 2024

There were no people observed on or near the shoreline due primarily to its inaccessibility.

George Meyer

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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