There was a huge mound of pebbles at back of foreshore -- almost a dune, most likely washed up by the windstorm.
Interestingly, there was still some seaweed tenaciously clinging to rocks and to life down on the low foreshore.
Another indicator of the dull & mild weather Maine had been getting to now. Snowstorms in DC, Missouri, freezes in deep South. But fragile life persisting on a Maine beach!
Curiously, there was still lobster trap vinyl washing in & staying, even with the previous week's storms.
On the other hand, heavier stuff did wash in as well. Lots of small chunks of lobster trap still with iron inside. And this 30-40-year-old aluminum can top:
An odd day.
|14 pcs of rope, about 25 ft total|
|112 pcs of nonrope debris|
- Bldg material/furniture: 0
- Foam/styrofoam: 1 (cup scrap, washed in)
- Fishing rope/net: 14 (25 ft)
- Fishing misc.: 90 (70 vinyl trap coating scraps, 12 metal trap parts, 7 claw bands, fishing line)
- Food-related plastics: 3 (cup scrap, intact but abraded knife, fork scrap)
- Food-related glass/metal: 5 (2 new local cans, 2 sea glass, old pulltab-era can top)
- Nonfood/unknown plastics: 2 (cord, tape)
- Scrap plastics: 11 ( 6 > 1" , 5 < 1" )
- Paper/wood: 0
- Non-plastic misc./unique: 0
Running YTD counts:
- Total pcs of litter -- 11061
- Total from fishing -- 9695 (87.7%)
- Pcs fishing rope -- 1944
- Vinyl lobster-trap scraps -- 6982