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Mile 179 Reports (7)
June 29, 2009 - oystercatcherIt was a beautiful clear morning. The tide was the lowest I have observed with exposed sand almost out the rocks where the nesting birds were. The Elder Hostel tour was busy photographing everything from the extreme low tide exposing sand all the way to the rocks as well as...read more
April 10, 2009 - FriendofStrawberryImmature Gray Whale reported dead on Carl G. Washburne State Park beach just north of Heceta Head Lighthouse Thursday night. Scientists took samples at that time. When we were there Friday morning about 10:00, they were digging a trench and trying to roll the animal into the ditch. The job...read more
March 9, 2009 - oystercatcherThe 40 foot long juvenile male fin whale which was washed up on Sunday the 8th was being buried in an 11 foot deep trench by a local Florence excavating company. Emanating from the carcass was an incredibly strong smell of rotting flesh that could be smelled all the way...read more
March 8, 2009 - FriendofStrawberryJuvenile, 40-foot-long male Fin Whale washed up on beach at Heceta Head.A deep water juvenile male Fin Whale washed up on the beach at Heceta Head Lighthouse. On Friday it was seen at the mouth of the Siuslaw River in Florence. Hatfield Marine Science Center and Oregon State University officials...read more
August 28, 2008 - oystercatcherIt was a sunny calm morning with no one in the parking lot when I arrived. A fog bank sat just off shore beyond the breakers. The beach sand appears to have started moving off shore revealing loads of baseball size rocks. There were a couple of decomposed birds and...read more
August 3, 2008 - oystercatcherIt was a beautiful calm morning with only one car from Montana with a couple photographing tide pools which they had never seen before. Most of the rocky beach found in spring was now covered with sand as was much of the seaweed, algae, and many of anemones. The beach...read more
April 13, 2008 - oystercatcherIt was a pleasant day for beach goers, alternating sun and overcast with moderate wind. Lots of cars coming and going from the parking lot. People tide pooling, climbing on the rocks, beachcombing, photographing, dogs running free. There was a sand castle and some writing on the rocks with colored...read more