A Sad Gray Whale of a Tail
Unfortunately, we found one of the Gray Whales (Eschrichtius robustus) that have been washing up on the west coast during our COASST beach survey. This was at the southern end of our survey near Strawberry Point.

A Sad Gray Whale of a Tail

Despite the foulness riding the breeze from the south, curiosity kept us moving forward. We knew we had to be close to our target.

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Winter Storms Creating Havoc with COASST Surveys
After enduring 4 days of storms trying to get enough beach to survey for the COASST project we finally had to call it quits. However we were rewarded with this beautiful sunrise the last day.

Winter Storms Creating Havoc with COASST Surveys

We haven’t had quite the cold weather we usually get but the wind has been remorselessly beating up Washington and playing havoc with our attempts to get to our beach for a COASST survey

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Changing the Way We Think About Plastic
Of course, you'd expect to see some fishing debris; but this much? also look closely and you'll see much more than just fishing debris.

Changing the Way We Think About Plastic

Approximately nine million tons of plastic end up in the ocean each year—the equivalent of five plastic grocery bags stuffed with plastic trash on every foot of coastline around the world.

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Big Fish in a Little Stream
Although the creek is closed to fishing, you can fish the mouth of the creek.

Big Fish in a Little Stream

Anyone who lives in the Pacific Northwest is familiar with the migration of the different species of Salmon. What did surprise me recently was the the size of the water these amazing fish are willing to attempt swimming up to breed. My childhood handmade sailboat wouldn’t float in the amount of water we’re talking here?

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