ROFFS™ Fishy Times Newsletter 26th Edition: Ocean Conditions After Hurricane Arthur, Basics of Chlorophyll Measurements & Great White Sharks
Ocean Conditions After Hurricane Arthur
We have completed our study of the ocean conditions before and after the hurricane Arthur and have found very little change. Yes there has been some decreases in sea surface temperature particularly along the coast (3°-4°F) from coastal upwelling and offshore (2°-3°F) from wind mixing. Nothing that would drive the fish far from your coasts. But the ocean features that where well formed – well defined with relatively strong temperature gradients are still there. The Gulf Stream eddy features appear unaffected by the wind and currents. We anticipate an improvement in the fishing action in several areas over the next few days due to eddy rotational dynamics. Some areas the Gulf Stream is moving away from the coast which is unfavorable. Coastal waters off New England including Cape Cod area remain cool slowing the progress of coastal migratory fish coming to the near-shore areas. Canyon fishing should be excellent with all the new Gulf Stream water.
Updated Catch Reports Section of ROFFS™ Website
Be sure to visit the section titled “Catch Reports” located under the “Insights” tab on our ROFFS™ website that will feature current catch reports from areas such as the Northeastern U.S., North Carolina/Hatteras, South Carolina/Georgia, Florida, the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, and the Gulf of Mexico. We continue to post weekly updates in this category so please check back often.
ROFFS™ Recent Tournament Results
Congratulations to our recent tournament winners!
Ocean City Marlin Club Canyon Kick Off Tournament (MD): 1st Place Billfish Release & 1st Place Dolphin (tie) Captain Jon Duffie (Billfisher); 3rd Place Billfish Release Captain Jim Rodgers (First Light).
Pensacola International Billfish Tournament (FL): 1st Place Tuna & 2nd Place Wahoo Rocky Jones, Captain Louis Porto & Laurie McVay (Reel Addiction); 1st Place Dolphin Dennis Pastentine & Captain Dale Artigue (Relentless Pursuit); 2nd Place Tuna Michael Lovett & Jack Crosby (Pool Shark); 3rd Place Wahoo Captain Jeremy Moore & Stock Blackburn (Reel Deep); 3rd Plcae Dolphin Lee Kennedy & Jennifer Cobb (Privateer).
Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Junior Angler Tournament (AL): 1st Place Catch & Release Doug Terreson & Todd Terreson (Reel Happy); 1st Place Dolphin Art Favre & Cameron Mincin ( A Work of Art).
The Basics of Chlorophyll Measurement
Chlorophyll, in various forms, is bound within the living cells of algae and other phytoplankton found in surface water. Chlorophyll is a key biochemical component in the molecular apparatus that is responsible for photosynthesis, the critical process in which the energy from sunlight is used to produce life-sustaining oxygen. In the photosynthetic reaction below, carbon dioxide is reduced by water, and chlorophyll assists this transfer.
Chlorophyll is present in many organisms including algae and some species of bacteria. Chlorophyll a is the most abundant form of chlorophyll within photosynthetic organisms and, for the most part, gives plants their green color. However, there are other forms of chlorophyll, coded b, c, and d, which augment the overall fluorescent signal. These types of chlorophyll, including chlorophyll a, can be present in all photosynthetic organisms but vary in concentrations.
Unraveling the Mystery of the Great White Shark
When men are caught taking selfies with a great white shark right outside of New York City, you know something’s a little fishy.
Fisherman Steve Fernandez said he and his friends were not far from 116th Street when they caught a baby white shark. They took pictures before releasing it back into the water about a mile off Rockaway Beach June 22, Fernandez told the New York Post.
“As soon as we saw it, there’s no mistaking it. It’s basically a miniature version of the shark you seen in the movie ‘Jaws,’” he said.
This wasn’t the only great white shark caught swimming just a little too close to the Big Apple.
In another recent spotting, a photographer used a drone to film a young great white greeting paddle boarders in Manhattan Beach in June. But a recent study provides some insight into these occurrences: After years of decline, the great white shark population is finally on the rise.
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