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Drakes Bay Oyster Company ruins
by D. Boyer
Sunday Jan 11th, 2015 9:34 AM
I returned to Drakes Estero after the Drakes Bay Oyster Company was shut down. And this is what I noticed.
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The ruins of structures containing chemicals literally falling apart in place.
Dead oysters and shells litter the grounds.
Numerous vehicles on site and some appeared to be not working or not recently used.
Houses on the site, some appeared abandoned.
People still living on the site.(but we don't want people homeless, right?)

This is what I did not notice. Marine vomit in the water.

I will also attach photos of various other pollutants in the Point Reyes area.
§DBOC and Johnston Oyster Company ruins
by D. Boyer Sunday Jan 11th, 2015 9:34 AM
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This site has been used by two businesses to produce Oysters.
§Ruins
by D. Boyer Sunday Jan 11th, 2015 9:34 AM
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§Rusty machinery over the water
by D. Boyer Sunday Jan 11th, 2015 9:34 AM
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§Is this site able to be returned a wilderness area?
by D. Boyer Sunday Jan 11th, 2015 9:34 AM
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§Rusty machinery over the water
by D. Boyer Sunday Jan 11th, 2015 9:34 AM
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§Video taken from site
by D. Boyer Sunday Jan 11th, 2015 9:34 AM
§Never noticed any Marine vomit in the water
by D. Boyer Sunday Jan 11th, 2015 9:34 AM
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§DBOC panorama of site
by D. Boyer Sunday Jan 11th, 2015 9:34 AM
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§Plastic bits in marine debris on Drakes beach
by D. Boyer Sunday Jan 11th, 2015 9:34 AM
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§Plastic bits in marine debris on Drakes beach
by D. Boyer Sunday Jan 11th, 2015 9:34 AM
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That plastic thing is from shotgun shells.
§Plastic bits in marine debris on Drakes beach
by D. Boyer Sunday Jan 11th, 2015 9:34 AM
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§Plastic bits in marine debris on Drakes beach
by D. Boyer Sunday Jan 11th, 2015 9:34 AM
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This is where your worn and unused wiffle balls end up.
§Tar glob on rocks at Drakes Beach
by D. Boyer Sunday Jan 11th, 2015 9:34 AM
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§Tar glob on rocks at Drakes Beach
by D. Boyer Sunday Jan 11th, 2015 9:34 AM
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by More Info
Sunday Jan 11th, 2015 12:04 PM
Drakes Bay Oyster Co. Causing Alarming Amounts of Marine Vomit in Drakes Estero
by EAC of West Marin
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2013/10/16/18744970.php

"A new scientific report released today [Oct. 2013] reveals that the controversial Drakes Bay Oyster Company’s production of millions of non-native Japanese oysters is perpetuating “alarming” amounts of the highly aggressive and invasive “marine vomit” that threatens the ecological health of Drakes Estero marine wilderness area."