This day I saw some erosion at back of foreshore. Heavier bits of seaweed had been tossed up & clumped there. And a small cliff had formed from waves pounding into back of foreshore and dragging back some of the softer sand.
And as summer forage turned to autumn fruits, out have come the deer!
Someone else loves this beach. I found the carapace of a cooked lobster amid a rock ring. Looking at its shell, I see why it was cooked.
Shell disease decimated southern New England's lobster fishery starting in 1999. It's creeping northward. If it hits the Gulf of Maine with full force, the lobster industry is in real trouble.
Well, the higher energy this week would usually mean less debris left behind than in recent weeks. Did it?
|50 pcs of rope, about 50 ft total|
|326 pcs of nonrope debris|
- Bldg material/furniture: 0
- Foam/styrofoam: 0
- Fishing rope/net: 50
- Fishing misc.: 253 (237 vinyl lobster trap coating scraps, 4 trap parts, bait bag, bumper, 10 clawbands)
- Food-related plastics: 23 (2 bottlecap seals, 18 cup scraps, 2 bread tags, straw)
- Food-related glass/metal: 2 (aluminum can scraps)
- Nonfood/unknown plastics: 14 (cigarette, bandaid, 6 cable ties, 2 cords, 4 anchors)
- Scrap plastics: 34 ( 11 > 1" , 23 < 1" )
- Paper/wood: 0
- Non-plastic misc./unique: 0
Running YTD counts:
- Total pcs of litter -- 9320
- Pcs fishing rope -- 1862
- Vinyl lobster-trap scraps -- 5667