- Motor vehicle travel is prohibited between the beach ramp at Gearhart (46° 01.8570', Mile 326), southerly to the Clatsop County-Tillamook County line (45° 46.9902', Mile 306), except as follows: Operation or parking of motor vehicles used for and engaged in towing dory boat trailers or essential dory boat launchings from Sunset Drive (45° 53.2830', Mile 313) in Cannon Beach southerly to Warren Way (45° 52.3566', Mile 312) with access from Warren Way only.
Black Oystercatchers are currently raising three chicks on Submarine Rock and birds' behavior was noted to change due to tidepoolers. While it's anecdotal, parents appear to cease forage activies by one or both parents when humans are close and some alarm behavior was noted due to barking/nearby dogs.read more
A drone hovered very close to the Black Oystercatcher nesting site on Submarine Rock for nearly 15 minutes (definitely affecting the behavior of both parents and chicks) and nearly hit a juvenile Bald Eagle;
The Steller pup was in a high traffic area and even with relocation of the sign...read more
An endangered Stellar sea lion pup has been continually harassed by visitors and dogs for several days, and the same behavior continued today. I was told that several people tried to push him into the ocean, and that he had an injured flipper.read more
I'm wondering if better protection can be put in place for endangered seal and sea lion pups. More or clearer signage might help or even a volunteer network of people that could "stand guard" only be during pupping season and maybe only during high traffic times of the day.read more
The majority of the people seemed genuinely concerned with the health of the sea lion but weren't sure what to do and weren't aware pups are left on beaches by their mothers. One person called the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network. Many curious people were getting within a few feet...read more
Minimal activity because of the rain.read more