Friday, November 8. 8:30AM. Just after low tide, a fairly weak one. Chill in the air, upper 30s, but warm sun and little breeze made the morning pleasant.
Down on the low foreshore, summer's algae was by now almost all dead/dying. All passing away with the warmth & sun of summer. Green turning back to brown & gray.
Sand volcanoes" -- air pushed up from inside the sand by the overnight incoming tide, but unable to escape easily thanks to a tiny film of frost on the surface. Amazing world we live in.
So, what were the finds?
|7 pcs of rope, about 15 ft total|
|120 pcs of nonrope debris|
- Bldg material/furniture: 0
- Foam/styrofoam: 0
- Fishing rope/net: 7
- Fishing misc.: 96 (85 vinyl scraps, 2 trap parts, ring, bumper, bait bag, 6 claw bands)
- Food-related plastics: 1 (cup bottom scrap)
- Food-related glass/metal: 0
- Nonfood/unknown plastics: 2 (upholstery seam, huge bandaid)
- Scrap plastics: 21 ( 7 > 1" , 14 < 1" )
- Paper/wood: 0
- Non-plastic misc./unique: 0
Given the slope of the beach and mediocre energy (not storm-strong, not summer-gentle), not surprising to have a lighter-than-normal take. Actually fairly surprising still to be finding as much of the little vinyl bits as I did. Even though it was smeared in a very wide band from back of foreshore down well into the low rocks & cobbles.
The sea keeps giving, week after week.
Running YTD counts:
- Total pcs of litter -- 10617
- Total from fishing -- 9309 (87.7%)
- Pcs fishing rope -- 1928
- Vinyl lobster-trap scraps -- 6647