Report Details

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.  This meant that the grey whales, present in greater numbers than usual, were particularly visible.  There were also a number of people present, both along Otter Crest Loop and at the Otter Crest Wayside visitor center.  Also notable was a greater amount of kelp than I had seen on previous visits since as far back as 2007.

Conditions

Temperature: 64 F. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 4.3 feet.

Human Activities

Other Activities: Nobody was at or near sea level.. While one vehicle may have been parked at an access point, this point was at the extreme north end of the mile, and the person(s) not seen on the mile.

Concerns

Apparent violations: No concerns noted..

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

I saw at least four grey whales on my mile and they were all very visible, even below the sea surface, as the water was calm, and, the whales were quite close to shore and they were being viewed from several hundred feet above sea level. Also noted were a number of cormorants and several pelicans and gulls. The amount of kelp is greater than I remember seeing here since I arrived here in 2007.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Nothing noted

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass.

New Development

Nothing noted.

Man-made Modifications

Nothing noted.

Natural Changes

Nothing noted.

Actions & Comments

There was nothing noted on which to take action.

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All Mile 226 Reports

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Mile 226

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mile 226

December 21, 2021

It was fairly cold, rainy, and windy, so there was no human activity save for two vehicle parked for a short time at the Lookout and another on old Hwy.

gsmeyer