Marine debris found in 1 by 10 meter transects along the wrack line on St Catherine’s Island, GA. Each photo is the collection of all man-made objects greater than 1 cm long within the transect. These were collected this morning by students in my part of Sewanee’s Island Ecology program. This exercise can be thought of as proto-archaeology or a study of the ecological slip-stream of a successful vertebrate species. The mayo jar with fossilizing mayo still present within was my favorite find.
For a closer look, click on the photos.
For recent news on debris that is too heavy to wash ashore, see here.