Higher against back of foreshore August's clusters & clumps of pebble-sized rocks were still there. But matted down. "Aging." Smushing themselves back down, unrestored by the late summer's weak waves.
Sadly those weak waves brought their payload of vinyl lobster trap bits again.
But again, there was no energy for bringing in large & heavy things like rope. It was another zero-rope day. And another sobering day.
|1151 pcs of nonrope debris|
- Bldg material/furniture: 0
- Foam/styrofoam: 0
- Fishing rope/net: 0
- Fishing misc.: 1043 (979 vinyl lobster trap coating scraps, 5 bumpers, 5 trap parts, 54 claw bands)
- Food-related plastics: 30 (bottlecap, 3 bottlecap o-rings, 24 cup scraps, cutlery scrap, straw scrap)
- Food-related glass/metal: 2 (aluminum can scraps)
- Nonfood/unknown plastics: 11 (balloon, PhoneMate clip, Nifty Magnetic SpaceSaver Binder scrap, cord, cable tie, 2 plant stakes, anchor, 3 ring seals)
- Scrap plastics: 64 ( 16 > 1" , 48 < 1" )
- Paper/wood: 0
- Non-plastic misc./unique: 1 (tile scrap)
But of course, the story this week, as many weeks running, is the lobster trap debris:
That's barely enough to recreate one lost lobster trap. In the hour & a half that I was picking these pieces up at least 6 more lobster traps were lost in the waters of the Gulf of Maine.
That's not sustainable.
Running YTD counts:
- Total pcs of litter -- 8991
- Pcs fishing rope -- 1812
- Vinyl lobster-trap scraps -- 5424