Last night's walk to the beach left me very disturbed. For the 2nd time (first time was 1/9/10) I noticed large quantities of tiny pieces of plastic all along the tide lines of the beach. I literally felt sick when I saw it. Yesterday's big surf brought in more than "killer" waves. It brought in signs of our killing the ocean. You read about the Gyres but when it shows up in such a mass in your own back yard it can shake ya.
We collected as much as we could as the light faded away. We estimated it would take 3 of us at least a few days of working all day to collect the tiny fragments. We MUST stop the spigot and stop the needless use of plastic.... unless we do, the problem will only get larger and larger. For now I see it after a big surf day, but how long until this is a daily sight? Only time will tell.