Report Details

Considerable amount of manmade debris in the driftline along with dozens of molted crabs.

Conditions

Temperature: 70 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Tide Level: 6.2 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 69. Number of dogs: 8. Walking or running: 40. Playing in surf: 5. Playing in sand: 5. Sitting: 10. Photography: 4. Other Activities: 1, kite flying; 4, volleyball. Busy for a Monday, but a very nice day. Lots of people out, but I was more concerned with the incredible amount of trash in the driftline.

Concerns

Litter

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 4.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. I counted several dozen molted crabs in the driftline (see attached pictures), shell width ranging from about 2-5 inches.

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Styrofoam. More than 50 pieces of plastic, more than 50 pieces of styrofoam collected and thrown away

Actions & Comments

Collected and disposed of a considerable amount of trash in the driftline, concentrated more heavily on the south half of the mile, but throughout:50+ plastic, 50+ styrofoam, 6 pieces of rope, half a styrofoam buoy, 10 bottle caps, 2 shoes, and more small pieces of plastic. No markings could identify where debris came from.

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