Florida’s Reefs Go Digital
Government climate experts reported Monday that the world’s oceans set a record last month for the highest average July temperature — 62.5 degrees.
The warmer waters are putting stress on coral reefs.
Just off the Florida Keys, these divers are taking the ocean online.
No one’s happier about it than Sylvia Earle.
“We’ve invested in technologies that enable us to map Mars and Jupiter and the Moon, and the universe beyond, but we’ve been missing out on mapping the ocean,” says Earle.
Earle, the world renowned oceanographer, is part of a project that’s documenting the ocean’s coral reefs the same way Google maps our streets.
In the past 30 years, an estimated 40 percent of corals worldwide have been lost.
The Health Benefits of Fishing
This infographic from our friends at Bass Pro Shop shows the health benefits of fishing.
You knew fishing was good for your health all along, but now science can back it up.
Angling can improve the condition of your heart, body and mind. Some of the health benefits of fishing include improving muscle dexterity through reeling and casting; absorbing fresh and a Vitamin D while your outside; and relaxing your mind through unplugging from our high-stress world.
ROFFS™ client Captain Jason Blount fishing aboard “Rock Runner” with some good wahoo action offshore Hatteras Point, NC last week (See Photo Above.)
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™ client Don Gesick caught this beautiful 280 lb. Mako Shark this past Friday (See Photo Above.)
The extreme cold weather on the East Coast last winter has meant that some fishermen have smaller catches this summer. NPR’s Linda Wertheimer talks to fishing forecaster Mitchell Roffer in Florida.
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