December 6, 2007 was the epic surf day up and down the west coast. But the swell didn’t just disappear overnight. December 7 was a stellar day also. I couldn’t get to the beach until near sunset. Of course the windless day changed its mind right as I arrived but still the light was wonderful.
Yesterday, I took a sunset beach walk with my dog Fiona. We hadn’t walked very far when we discovered this carcass. It appears to be a sea lion body. In the distance you can see a shrimp boat. When the shrimpers are offshore, we frequently find large sea animals dead on the shore, including dolphins, sea lions and pelicans. The shrimpers are very indiscriminate about the side effects of their work. They kill lots of other sea life. It washes up on shore. They disrupt the cycle of sea life also. It is a very destructive process.
I have seen more shrimp boats off the Todos Santos coast this year than any other I can recall. This is not a good thing.