Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Day 123 - May 25, 2010

life guard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 minutes
1.5 pounds
488.1 pounds total

In the short video above I called the Pacific, "my ocean." I quickly corrected myself realizing that it is not "my" ocean. Now as I sit here to write up last night's collection I want to take that back. It is "my" ocean, and "your" ocean. Although I do not live on the Gulf of Mexico, it is "my gulf" too. I think Wallace J Nichols put it well in his Huffington Post article,

This wrapper was completely intact with no candy inside. I thought a hollow, perfectly wrapped wrapper was rather strange. Say that 10x fast...

Even cute crabs are pollution when they end up in the ocean and are made of plastic.

You've got to see what these guys are up to. Surfer's Healing and their online store
Here is a link to my post that I did about them a few days ago. They are totally inspiring.

Almost a straw a minute tonight. W-O-W...

From "Oceans - The Threats to Our Seas and What You Can Do to Turn the Tide"

"The United States burns more than 20 million barrels of oil a day, about the same as the industrial behemoths Japan, Russia, Germany, China, and India COMBINED."
- Caught in the Same Net - Carl Safina