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Tsunami Debris Coming in with New Storm Surges

 

underside of the rail. Mytilus galloprovincialis

underside of the rail. Mytilus galloprovincialis

even in the cracks and crevices

even in the cracks and crevices

Dr. Chapman was called to Yachats, February 17,2014, where tsunami debris with live organisms was found.  The section of fiberglass boat railing had a plethora of Japanese mussels and other organisms.  Attached are pictures of the debris and of the sampling technique.  Reminder to contact Chapman’s lab if you find debris with organisms on it.

Sampling Technique-Scrape-Bag It-Tag It

Sampling Technique-Measure Area-Scrape-Bag-Tag 

Please call Dr. Jessica Miller (503-939-9812) or Dr. John Chapman (541-961-3258) for questions about animals. Please call Dr. Gayle Hansen (541-265-4061 (AM) or 541-867-5012 (PM) for questions about algae.

To report marine debris, email beach.debris@state.or.us,

call 1-800-SAFENET or contact Fawn Custer, CoastWatch Volunteer Coordinator (541 270 0027)

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