As many have noticed, those cement-and-styrofoam blocks continue to wash up on the beach. Recently, Bill L. spotted a chunk of them floating out to sea through the Harbor Entrance. Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District Chief Executive Officer Dave Hull says the Coast Guard is aware of this “navigational hazard” and should be plucking it out of the water as soon as they contact the responsible party.
Will keep all posted. While the immediate threat to surfers is apparently minimal, it’s likely an environmental impact exists (due to the deteriorating styrofoam). Hull recommended calling the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (445-7251) to report the blocks.