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Willapa Bay Oysters
Once again the only natural non chemical farm in Willapa bay is being pushed to apply chemicals to it’s oyster beds.The county weed board has stated that only chemicals are to be used for eradication for spartina grass and anyone that has the grass on there land will be forced through a court order that the county will seek to let them come on our land and spray chemicals on our oysters making them the same as all the other oysters in the bay.We want to eradicate by using mowing which is scientifically approved for eradication at no cost to tax payers because we do it ourselves.It is a shame that labels are not required for oysters that state all the poisons they are exposed to.If they were I am confident that any reasonable person would not eat Willapa bay oysters. http://www.mobydickhotel.com/blog/?page_id=3
Tropical Storm Blanca Starting to Weaken
Tropical Storm Blanca has started to weaken as it is moving over cooler ocean water. As of 8 a.m. PDT, Blanca was located at 19.0 north and 115.8 west. This is about 465 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with gusts to 60 mph. The storm is moving to the west-northwest at 10 mph, and this motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days, possibly increasing in forward speed.
An upper-level high pressure area located north-northwest of the storm will steer the storm on a northwest to westerly track over the course of the next couple of days. This will continue to steer the storm well away from any land areas. The storm has started to move over cooler ocean waters and this trend will continue for the next day or two. The general weakening trend of the system is expected to continue today into Wednesday.
Elsewhere, tropical waves are located along and near 90 west and along and near 109 west, mostly south of 15 north. The waves are moving west at near 8 degrees longitude per day which is slightly faster than normal. We see no low-level or midlevel cyclonic features associated with either tropical wave at this time. As a result, further organization is not expected for at least the next couple of days.
SV TATOOSH POSITION 45* 44.044' N by 122* 51.695' W
Today....talking with Moby Dick about some possibilities.