Field notes from the shoreline ... recent observations and happenings on the coast, contributed by staff or members.
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Some "Sightings" describe short-term or unique events, others focus on seasonal or recurring phenomena. Review the most recent "Sightings" below:
02/2018: I kick a hairball of grass and twigs and stems, sometimes called a whale burp, and more often than not see mesh, a bottle cap, a soap dispenser plunger. Down the way is a skinned baseball, a strange planet crash-landed among the gaper and cockle shells. Read More
07/2017: Mysterious translucent creatures are washing ashore along the western shores of North America. Known as “sea pickles”... Read More
07/2016: Reports have been flooding in since mid-March that the by-the wind sailors, known to science as Velella velella, have arrived early this year. Read More