Flotsam, As Found Water Litter
Trash found on or in water
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Old Water Bottle In Mud
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Flotsam external link As Found Water Litter
Lake Merced internal link San Francisco, California
(Photo taken 11:29:34 Sunday 28 March 2010)
(Photo posted Thursday 27 March 2014)
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An old water bottle filled with sand and tossed into mud appeared opaque.


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Inverted trash caught a bit of sun while floating
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Flotsam As Floating Litter
Emeryville Marina internal link Emeryville, California
(Photo posted Sunday 7 November 2009)
(Photo taken 14:23:52 Sunday 1 February 2009)
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Inverted trash caught a bit of sun while floating


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A former ladder long ago discarded
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Flotsam As Floating Litter
Emeryville Marina internal link Emeryville, California
(Photo posted Sunday 7 November 2009)
(Photo taken 14:06:02 Sunday 1 February 2009)
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A former ladder long ago discarded


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A chunk of closed-cell foam floated on the bay
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Flotsam As Floating Litter
San Francisco Bay from the Hornblower Belle external link
(Photo posted Sunday 7 November 2009)
(Photo taken 15:32:42 Saturday 11 October 2008)
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A chunk of closed-cell foam floated on the bay


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A bottle bobbed as boat wake created surf
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Flotsam As Floating Litter
Sacramento River, Martinez internal link California
(Photo posted Sunday 7 November 2009)
(Photo taken 14:13:34 Sunday 7 June 2008)
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A bottle bobbed as boat wake created surf


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Blue bow floated face down
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Flotsam As Floating Litter
Lake Merritt internal link Oakland, California
(Photo posted Wednesday 27 February 2008)
(Photo taken 15:22:00 Saturday 16 February 2008)
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Blue bow floated face down


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Two amazingly formed on water
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Flotsam As Floating Litter
Lake Merritt internal link Oakland, California
(Photo posted Wednesday 27 February 2008)
(Photo taken 15:17:06 Saturday 16 February 2008)
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Two amazingly formed on water


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Flotsam trapped behind floating barrier
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Flotsam As Floating Litter
Sacramento River internal link Sacramento, California
(Photo posted Wednesday 27 February 2008)
(Photo taken 14:45:16 Saturday 19 January 2008)
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Flotsam trapped behind floating barrier


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Plants afloat between street and docks of marina
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Flotsam As Floating Litter
Sausalito internal link California
(Photo posted Wednesday 27 February 2008)
(Photo taken 13:28:56 Sunday 30 December 2007)
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Plants afloat between street and docks of marina


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A metal boat not all the way washed up on shore
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Flotsam As Floating Litter
Sacramento Delta internal link California
(Photo posted Wednesday 27 February 2008)
(Photo taken 2007)
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A metal boat not all the way washed up on shore


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A crown of weeds floated on foam
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Flotsam As Floating Litter
Sacramento Delta internal link California
(Photo posted Wednesday 27 February 2008)
(Photo taken 2007)
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A crown of weeds floated on foam


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Flotsam became litter at low tide
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Furbo internal link Ireland
Flotsam As Floating Litter
(Photo posted Wednesday 27 February 2008)
(Photo taken 2007)
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Flotsam became litter at low tide


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Seaweed floated in tide pool
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Flotsam As Floating Litter
Furbo internal link Ireland
(Photo posted Wednesday 27 February 2008)
(Photo taken 2007)
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Seaweed floated in tide pool


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Nested highway cones barely broke the surface
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Flotsam As Floating Litter
Grand Canal internal link Dublin, Ireland
(Photo posted Wednesday 27 February 2008)
(Photo taken 2007)
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Nested highway cones barely broke the surface


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Beer bottle found upright by cleanser
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Flotsam As Floating Litter
Grand Canal internal link Dublin, Ireland
(Photo posted Wednesday 27 February 2008)
(Photo taken 2007)
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Beer bottle found upright by cleanser


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Empty coke bottle floated amid grass
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Flotsam As Floating Litter
Grand Canal internal link Dublin, Ireland
(Photo posted Wednesday 27 February 2008)
(Photo taken 2007)
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Empty coke bottle floated amid grass


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Discarded patio chair
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Flotsam As Floating Litter
Quay area internal link Dublin, Ireland
(Photo posted Wednesday 27 February 2008)
(Photo taken 2007)
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Discarded patio chair


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Net trap sunk below a thin rope
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Flotsam As Floating Litter
Off the Embarcadero, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Wednesday 27 February 2008)
(Photo taken 2007)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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San Francisco Bay is home to trash washed down the Sacramento River, blown in from the Pacific Ocean, and dropped in by those few uncaring residents.
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Abandoned scooter handle floated face down
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Flotsam As Floating Litter
Canal Du Midi internal link France
(Photo posted Wednesday 27 February 2008)
(Photo taken 2007)
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Where the paths parallel to the canals were one time used by horses and mules to haul barges, those same paths now are used recreationally by walkers and bicyclers.
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Ball and pen found floating downstream
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Flotsam As Floating Litter
Canal Du Midi internal link France
(Photo posted Wednesday 27 February 2008)
(Photo taken 2007)
© 2008 Terry Costales
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As the canals of France became less a means of freight transport and more the gateway to recreation, so too did the amount of floating trash increase.
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