into the ocean at Plum Island, MA and ravaged the shoreline of Nantucket. Southern Maine was comparatively lucky. At Curtis Cove, the high foreshore sand was largely eaten & gouged away. The waves & winds left a very steep profile of tumbled cobbles at the back of the cove. In front of it now lay a nearly flat plain all the way down to the water, strewn with wrack.
- Bldg material/furniture: 0
- Foam/styrofoam: 0
- Fishing rope/net: 170
- Fishing misc.: 20 (13 bait bags, bumper, 2 vents, Canada tag, cleat, claw band, fishing glove)
- Food-related plastics: 10 (2 bottles, ragged bottlecap seal, cup, 6 cup scraps)
- Food-related glass/metal: 1 (fresh/locally dropped can)
- Nonfood/unknown plastics: 14 (11 latex balloons, 2 cable ties, plant tag)
- Scrap plastics: 12 ( 8 > 1" , 4 < 1" )
- Paper/wood: 0
- Non-plastic misc./unique: 1 (beach chair seat fabric)
No trip to the cove would be complete without the tag from a plant pot. I've picked dozens of these from the cove by now/recycling triangle is a lie.
This collection marks the first of my official Year 2 at the cove! Will be interesting to see how this year's finds stack up against 2012-13.
Running YTD 2 counts:
- Total pcs of litter -- 228
- Pcs fishing rope -- 170
- Vinyl lobster-trap scraps -- 0