Elly stepped up onto a large rock to get a better view of the beach. She was looking for signs of anything unusual nearby. At this point in her search, she would have taken an unshapely piece of driftwood, or an overturned stone. Unfortunately, the beach continued to be at peace. No sign of anything remotely unusual. She sighed heavily, and began to head for the parking lot she had stashed her equipment at. As she walked she pondered what she was going to do next. Her team had covered every section of beach within ten miles, but hadn't uncovered anything since they found a scale over a month ago. Thankfully, that was enough to maintain funding for awhile longer, but she was worried that soon she just wouldn't be able to continue looking. She was confident they were close to uncovering whatever was happening. There was definitely something strange happening at this beach. Over 10 people claimed to have seen a large shape moving along the coastline. Far too many to ignore. She sighed again. If only her employers felt the same way. Sand gave way to concrete, and Elly realized she had walked the distance from beach to parking lot and not even realized it.