Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Day 235 - Nov. 21, 2011

lifeguard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 min. 
3.6 pounds
883.8 pounds total

trash collected for 20 min. 
Anna - 2 pounds
Kitt - 2.5 pounds
Community Count total - 904.8 pounds

THE DAILY OCEAN COMBINED TOTAL - 1,788.6 pounds of trash taken off beaches

We've seen a few folks from the Sea Dragon Crew lately. Last March Garen and I joined a rag-tag group of environmentalists, journalists, activists, documentary film makers, and scientists conducting research and documenting our findings while crossing in a 72 foot sailboat from Chile to Easter Island and then to Tahiti. 

Anna was on another crew but is colleagues with someone who was on board with us. She stayed with us overnight, and came out for a beach cleanup. She has been on a road trip for work from Sweden with our other good friend Anna. This Anna studies toxins in marine mammals. She also assesses legislation and it's effectiveness in regulating these P.O.P.s, or Persistent Organic Pollutants. It was so much fun to have her with us. This woman can discern reams of data, but the plastic sleeve for children's frozen popsicles like the one above, left her puzzled. 

Watermelon and Chile candy, yum yum.

Both nights that Kitt has come out with me we've found one of the above objects. Good grief. 

This space invader plastic car, or at least that's my interpretation, was one of the last items taken off the sand. Thanks again to Kitt and Anna for joining me during a sunset trash pick. 

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