Thursday, May 3, 2012

Day 277 - May 3, 2012

lifeguard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 min.
5.6 pounds
1,026.4 pounds collected total

6 cigarette butts

Pairs of White Egrets have cruised the surf for the last couple of days 
for fish, crabs, and other Egret snacks. 

I wonder if they eat jellyfish? If they do, perhaps plastic bags 
like the one above become an enticing meal. 

A developing story from coastal Peru disturbs me. Hundreds of Pelicans and other varieties of marine life have died. Scientists struggle to find out the cause, and some suppose it's a virus wiping them out. In one article I read, pollution buildup in the birds and dolphins could make them more vulnerable to whatever stand of disease is targeting that area. 

Between pieces of trash

my attention swung back to the Egrets again and

again until the sun slipped off the bottom of the sky and it was time for me to go home for dinner.