ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – Seashells, sandcastles and seaweed are typical items found at the Jersey shore. And beachgoers left some odd items behind in the sand and surf last year, too, including a beer keg, birth control pills, and a rubber brain.
The Clean Ocean Action environmental group released its most recent findings Tuesday of items either left by beachgoers, washed ashore after being tossed from boats, or beached after sewer system overflows.
Other items included half of a torn dollar bill, a pacifier; a pair of baby shoes; and a stuffed goose head toy. There also were rat traps, an empty safe, several containers of chewing tobacco, and numerous beach toys.
If it sounds as if volunteers found everything but the kitchen sink, they found that, too.
In total, more than 332,000 pieces of debris were collected.