Sunday, May 13, 2012

Day 280 - May 12, 2012

lifeguard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 min. 
6.5 pounds
1,042.4 pounds total 

11 cigarette butts

Maybe beach-goers were celebrating twins, or the as yet to be revealed gender of a pregnant friend...whatever the cause for celebration, these innocent looking ribbons made from durable plastic, once in the water, can wrap around wildlife, ending up in death or disfigurement. 

I found 11 cigarette filters tonight. Most of them are striped of their paper, looking like they've taken more than a tumble before washing ashore again. Danielle of It Starts With Me finds hundreds on her North Carolina beach in the same amount of time - 20 minutes. Check out her blog to see the cigarette butt comparison we're doing. You can join us! Just leave me a comment if you're interested. 


An elegant white Egret fished the shallow surf again tonight.