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Styrofoam debris; Fort Funston, San Francisco, CA

Fort Funston, San Francisco, CA | 2021-Feb-03

Initial Notification: On Wednesday, 27-JAN-2021, a member of the public observed Styrofoam pieces scattered along the shoreline near Fort Funston, just south of Ocean Beach in San Francisco, and reported it to the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS). GFNMS staff then contacted NOAA OR&R to inquire whether the foam may have been related to two recent shipping container losses north of the Hawaiian Islands or to containers lost in the general vicinity back in December 2015.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Other
Products of concern:Marine debris
Latitude (approximate): 37° 43.20′ North
Longitude (approximate): 122° 30.41′ West
On-Water Recovery: Unknown/Not applicable
Shoreline Cleanup: Applied
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable