Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Day 230 - Nov. 1, 2011

lifeguard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 minutes
1.8 pounds
861.3 pounds total

A woman in Florida named Bonnie started a new blog recently, focusing on what is washing up there! If you support the kind of change that cleaning your local beach, and then reaching out about it creates, please support her by visiting BEACH HUGGER now.

Happy, or not-so-happy, Halloween. Why? I think about the sea gulls that live on the beach, or the other migrating sea birds, fish, and marine mammals that could ingest or become entangled by a piece of nylon/balloon remains every time I come across one. And then I think about the ones I don't find. 

I'm a big fan of naturalist, marine scientist and author Carl Safina. Here is a link to some of his more recent writings on Climate Change that you may find inspiring. His "motto" -