Aftermath of Week of Storms in LA – Shopping Carts on the Beach

January 24, 2010

Grandpa Ron and I took a stroll down the Seal Beach beach yesterday and could not believe the amount of trash washed up! Mixed in with the usual seaweed and driftwood were whole small trees, tree limbs, boxes, plastic bags and shopping carts! Blue ones, red ones, silver ones and green ones! Multiples of carts – all hung with seaweed and yucky muck! When the big rains wash the water down the rivers and flood channels, all kinds of garbage ends up in the ocean! It is a really sorry sight! If only people would clean up properly after themselves! We weren’t the only ones amazed. Here are some news stories that also depicted the mess:

These two are the same AP story with different pictures –
Storms leave beaches in a soggy mess
SoCal storms leave beaches strewn with trash

Photos from MSNBC from all over CA – San Diego to San Jose…

Slideshow of AZ and CA rainstorm woes also from MSNBC.

From the Orange County Register we have
Clear skies, digging out begins
Photos (click on Photo tab)
Video on County Trash ending up at Sea. There are other storm related videos there at the moment as well: Seal Beach Pier and Storm Damage
Then there is The Science Dude, Gary Robbins blog on the storm
and, last but not least, the OCR The Top Storm Photos of the Week in a slideshow. Most of these are pretty!

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Surfer Catches A Giant Squid Instead Of A Wave

July 22, 2009

ScienceDude has a blog with a video of a surfer catching a giant Humbolt Squid instead of a wave. When I told Don P., a co-worker who surfs, about the blog title this morning, he mentioned he’s seen more dolphins than usual but no squid. If I had read the blog below the first time I saw the article, I would have known to tell him they were probably Risso’s Dolphins — and Risso’s Dolphins feed on Humboldt Squid!

Humbolt Squid, Dolphins and C-17 Body on the Move!

July 18, 2009

Once again the Orange County Register ScienceDude, Gary Robbins, has some interesting blogs posted. The first one is about all the giant squid that have been off the coast of Huntington Beach. The second one is about the Dolphins playing and slapping their tails off Bolsa Chica State Beach. The third one is about a C-17 body that will be moving from Long Beach through Seal Beach on its way to become a static training vehicle on the East Coast. Neat stuff!

Bolsa Chica Wetlands Tour

July 17, 2009

Bolsa Chica Land Trust offers free tours for the public at the Bolsa Chica State Ecological Reserve on the third Sunday of the month from 10 till noon. Meet at the parking lot on Pacific Coast Highway across from the entrance to the Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach, CA. Call 74-846-1001 for more info or click the link here.

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