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  •  Oh, so that's eelgrass (5+ / 0-)

    I remember the controversy many years ago about Nichols Boat on Whitbey Island tearing up (protected) eel grass when they launched big boats.

    Interesting pictures of the garnet sand.  There are some California beaches where the sand has trace amounts of jade.

    Orly, it isn't evidence just because you downloaded it from the internet.

    by 6412093 on Tue May 21, 2013 at 10:51:20 PM PDT

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    •  Certain amount gets torn up (3+ / 0-)

      just from storms. We have very strict laws about anchoring and at least at this end of the island where I see both residents and transients, boaters comply, anchoring outside the eelgrass zone.

      Putting in a buoy is an incredibly long and difficult process, meeting state Dept Natural Resources rules, since they have legal authority over nearshore waters. Some find that onerous of course - "damn gummint" - but which I see as a good thing for environmental protection. Our buoy, which is just outside the eelgrass zone, has a secondary float that keeps the line off the bottom.

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