Report Details

High tide, large breakers off shore. Beach is much narrower than in summer. Waves coming almost to the dune edge. Picked up plastic debris and rope/nets but Styrofoam was almost completely absent. Picked up a bottle marked "Paolyta Co" which is a popular drink from Taiwan.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: E. Tide Level: 7.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 5. Walking or running: 5.

Notable Wildlife

Many gulls

Beached Birds

several dead birds marked with wire ties

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Many comb jellies, some fragments of larger jellies.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.).

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