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People keep enjoying this beach. Always lots of activity around Haystack Rock. The puffins have left. The horse apples left behind by the riders were a rather rude use of the beach.

Conditions

Temperature: 68 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 6.8 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 219. Number of dogs: 17. Walking or running: 203. Surfing: 14. Other Activities: riding horses, 2.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 64.

Notable Wildlife

oystercatchers

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 5. 3 cormorants2 gulls

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

5 moon jellies

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam, Wood pieces. road apples

Actions & Comments

We receive the water quality report from Jennifer Ketterman (Oregon Department of Public Health). The enterococci count at the Ecola Court Outfall pipe was above the 'safe' limit on 3/23, 6/22, 7/13, 7/27, 8/03 8/18 and 8/24 ( the last count we have at this time).We contacted the city of Cannon Beach on several occasions, but received no response. In the past, under the previous Public Works director, a sandwich sign was posted at the outfall site, warning people of the contamination. We then contacted Mike Manzulli, who in turn contacted Charlie Plybon from Surfrider. He is presently working with the city of Cannon Beach to get this resolved.We will keep close tabs on this and push for speedy action. I am enclosing a photo, which explains our concern about kids playing right in that area.

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Mile 313

Tolovana Park north, Haystack Rock

April 25, 2024

Overall, Haystack Rock is a treasure trove of marine biological diversity, from invertebrates and pelagic birds to marine mammals, with an active education program for curious beach visitors. The best tidepool invertebrate diversity today was observed at the south end of Haystack Rock in the area often referred to as "The Needles. As I was tidepooling, I heard multiple beach visitors asking about sea slugs and how to locate nudibranchs.

sultanym

Mile 313

Tolovana Park north, Haystack Rock

June 7, 2021

Beautiful day on the beach, cloudy and pleasant.

FOHRAP1

Mile 313

Tolovana Park north, Haystack Rock

January 20, 2021

A cloudy calm day on the beach with a few visitors.

FOHRAP1

Mile 313

Tolovana Park north, Haystack Rock

December 2, 2020

A beautiful beach day, with small numbers of people.

FOHRAP1

Mile 313

Tolovana Park north, Haystack Rock

October 5, 2020

A beautiful day on the beach today.

FOHRAP1

Mile 313

Tolovana Park north, Haystack Rock

August 21, 2020

Today was windy, mixed with rain.

FOHRAP1

Mile 313

Tolovana Park north, Haystack Rock

June 30, 2020

A cloudy day with intermittent mist, with comfortable temperatures and light human activity for a summer day made the mile walk very enjoyable.

FOHRAP1

Mile 313

Tolovana Park north, Haystack Rock

May 7, 2020

Another beautiful day on the beach.

FOHRAP1