Quick field observations

(note: these are field postings & formatting, etc. may be off)

Beach surveys in Ventura County on May 30

We are seeing tar ball strand lines as the high tide retreats this morning.   Intermixed in these tar lines are dead sand crabs/carapaces.

Tar balls not evident near Hueneme Pier but many consistent, wispy tar lines starting at Oxnard Shores / west of Channel Islands Harbor.

Not much tar just off the end of Seaward Ave.  The tarring here looks more like background levels, although there are very big and dead sand crabs here which is not the norm.  It is unclear if this segment of beach was cleaned yet.

More details as we observe during today’s monitoring.

Some quick videos:

Oxnard Shores




Seaward Avenue:




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