Walked out on the beach an hour ago and found these five Japanese floats all within a couple hundred yards... These currents are washing up a lot of stuff...
Yes... The big one on top has been out there awhile. You can see the mass of mussels there. I thought about making a pot of cioppino. Neighbor said those mussels aren't any good. Wonder of they are invasive, or the same brand that we have on the rocks?Those are Japanese floats? I have a couple in my yard. There was a bunch of em washed up a year or so ago.
Can't imagine them living long on the porch out of the salt. But I guess ya never know .might get those mussels checked out so they are not illegal to have. kill them or let ODFW know. Can ruin a river
The difference is that most naturally occurring flotsam won't survive the months it takes to drift across the Pacific. Man made jetsam (plastics), and attached life forms, can and do survive. If Japanese mussels drifting up here were a natural process, they would have been here millions of years ago.So a organism attached to a man made object is invasive, if it was attached to chunk of bamboo.......is it still invasive? or just part of mother nature’s business that has been taking place for millions of years before Humanoid erectus.
Are we invasive life forms to North America ? Definitely the most destructive?
You need to sell those Amahnee! Gotta be someone that wants one in the bathroom.or kitchen for decorations!I scraped them off the float and threw them out back for the raccoons.
Did a quick walk in the zone this morning and found another one.
The other thing that amazes me, is the amount of plastic that washes up on the beach.
I could fill a thousand bottles like this everyday on our beach. View attachment 950326