ROFFS™ Fishy Times Newsletter – 74th Edition: Updated Videos/Catch Reports, Public Locked Out of Biscayne National Park & Robots Like Schools of Fish


ROFFS™ Fishy Times Newsletter – 74th Edition – Updated Videos/Catch Reports, Public Locked Out of Biscayne National Park & Robots Like Schools of Fish


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Biggest Great White Ever Seen in Guadalupe Island!

I give you the biggest white shark ever seen in front of the cages in Guadalupe Island….DEEP BLUE!!! Video Courtesy: Mauricio Hoyos Padilla | Facebook
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Skarping – Water Skiing/Fishing for Flying Carp!

This is Skarping. A sport that combines water skiing and fishing for flying carp. And it is amazing. Video Courtesy: Paz | Facebook
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Bait Ball Coming Alive!

Today was amazing! Watch this ball of bait come alive as sharks, cobia, jacks and other predators circle. What a display captured perfectly with Mobile PolareyeZ lens allowing us to see it all! Video Courtesy: Heather Brooks | Facebook
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Magical Moments of the Surf!

Beautiful-Magical moments of the surf. Video Courtesy: Ecosurf | Facebook
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American Sportfishing Association – Public Locked Out of Biscayne National Park
Press Release Courtesy: ASA/Mary Jane Williams | Originally published June 5, 2015

Today, the National Park Service announced its final General Management Plan (GMP) for Biscayne National Park. Despite commitments made by Biscayne National Park officials to work with stakeholders and the state of Florida to explore less restrictive options, the GMP includes a marine reserve, eliminating fishing and severely restricting boating in over 10,000 acres of the park’s most popular and productive marine waters.

“America’s  recreational fishing community is disheartened by the National Park Service’s decision to implement a marine reserve at Biscayne National Park,” said Jeff Angers, president of the Center for Coastal Conservation. “We understand the importance of protecting our natural resources and the delicate balance needed to ensure that anglers and boaters are able to enjoy these public waters. However, the National Park Service has shown little interest in compromise and today’s announcement confirms a lack of desire to include the needs of park users and stakeholders in important decisions such as this.”

Above: A 10,500-acre marine reserve would be part of a new management plan for Biscayne National Park – Image Courtesy |

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Underwater Robots Function like Schools of Fish
Article courtesy: written by: Walt Bonner | Originally published June 04, 2015

Robotics may soon be giving sea life a run for their money. European scientists have created small underwater robots that are capable of not only learning individually but also of interacting and exchanging information as a group — a function known as collective cognition, which is akin to schools of fish. Over the past year, 22 videos have been released by the EU-supported CoCoRo project that show the autonomous robots performing various demonstrations underwater as a group, which is the largest underwater robot swarm to date.

“We specialize in swarm robotics which exploits individual learning but more prominently the learning and knowledge of the group,” project coordinator Dr. Thomas Schmickl told  “In this context, even individually non–learning robots can achieve collective cognition by, for example, changing the topology of the group. While this was exploited in land-based robotics several times, to our knowledge we are the first ones that exploit this in underwater autonomous robotics.”

As they are introduced into the water, the robots — nicknamed “Jeff” — become aware of their swarm size by relaying status data via light emitting diodes (LEDs).

Above: Screenshot from YouTube Video.

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Above: Morehead City, NC – 6 dozen ballyhoo, 6 shimano tiagras on star rods, 4 anglers, and the ROFF’S™ report for our area. End result a great charter, happy anglers, and proof that once agian ROFFS™ proves to be priceless.
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