I am tired of finding these glow sticks. I've said before that I assume they may be used in night fishing practices. If anyone knows for sure, please leave a comment below this post and let me know. Thank you!
Ahhh styrofoam. It is banned in Santa Monica, yet here it is on the beach at Ocean Park with bird beak bites and scrapes. Not good. Go to Sustainable Santa Monica if you see a restaurant using styrofoam containers. You can report them to be investigated. Sound harsh? Not really, what's harsh is the negative impacts to the marine environment caused by styrofoam. Sometimes, it looks like someone sprinkled styrofoam bits all along the tide line which I find really hard to cleanup and very depressing.
MPA's - Some of you know that in Southern California we have been trying for over a year to adopt a Map to develop Marine Protected Areas. Well, there is one final push that you can become involved with if you want to see the science guidelines not be eroded any further from the frankenstein version that the Blue Ribbon Task Force has put forth.
Radisson Hotel - LAX
Public Comment Time: TBD
One final time, we need a huge presence of MPA supporters wearing BLUE shirts at this final hearing. Simply being in the room showing support, even if you don't speak, makes it easier for the Commission, politically, to make decisions in favor of conservation.
Please RSVP to me at () if you would like to be kept in the loop about attending this hearing. will be organizing transportation again, so please let me know if you are interested in riding a bus from Heal the Bay again.
Also, please send in one final letter of support for strong protection along the coast, especially in Los Angeles:
- Write a brief email to the Fish and Game Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org using your own or some of the suggested points attached to this email. Put “MLPA” in the subject line of the email.
- Take 30 seconds and sign an electronic form letter which will be send to the Fish and Game Commission for you:http://healthebay.org/actionalerts/2009_08_15_MPAs/sendletter_finalhearing.asp
And as always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions -- we're almost there!______________________________________
Charlotte Stevenson | Staff Scientist
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That's a plastic bag. Yesterday I got an email about the Monteray Bay Aquarium's exhibit on plastic and the harmful effects it has on the marine environment. Looks like a great idea!
That is the color the sand was reflecting when I went out to collect yesterday around 4 p.m.. It was interesting to be out there a little earlier than usual, although I still like twilight. Who can argue with a Pacific Sunset?