Thursday, February 23, 2012

Day 258 - Feb. 22, 2012

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

What I saw at/on the beach tonight:
1. Valentine's Day balloons, like I did in Feb. on Day 99
2. cigarette butts
3. plastic straws
4. Wasabi Seaweed snack packaging from Trader Joes
5. clear plastic packaging

1. A father and two kids playing in the surf
2. Grey Whales spouting closer to shore than I'd ever seen!
3. A Sea Lion keeping an eye on the man fishing from shore, scarfing up loose bait
4. People stopping to tell fellow beach walkers that there were whales! 
5. A father teaching his 13 year old son how to surf at sunset

Federal funding is being cut to monitor beach water quality. Concerned? We should be.