Nationally-followed tweeter and Seaview resident Nansen Malin has been blogging about tsunami debris as it washes ashore. She’s done a great post on the foam invasion that began last week–lots of photos and first-hand information from Beach Cleanup volunteers Ellen Andersen and Shelly Pollock. Follow Nansen on seaviewwa.com.
Local newspaper, the Chinook Observer published an article on June 12th, three months and a day after the Japanese tsunami, as the first wave of debris hit our beach.
KIRO TV published this photo, one of what is believed to be three pieces of a Japanese fishing boat. The foam washed ashore near Ilwaco on June 15th.
BEACHCOMBERS: Please, take a bag with you when you head out to the beach and help keep the foam, and other debris, from being washed back out and ending up in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch!
Filled bags can be left at the foot of the Bolstad Beach Approach (just west of the main stoplight in downtown Long Beach, aka the north end of the Boardwalk), near any trash bin. The City of Long Beach has graciously agreed to pick up and dispose of bags left.