ROFFS™ Fishy Times Newsletter – 78th Edition: Updated Videos/Catch Reports, Coral Bleaching & Man Mocks Alligator


ROFFS™ Fishy Times Newsletter – 78th Edition – Updated Videos/Catch Reports, Coral Bleaching & Man Mocks Alligator NEWS

Updated Videos on ROFFS™.com – Be Sure to Check Out the “Hot News” Button on the ROFFS™ Homepage Shark Takes Fish!  SHARK TAKES FISH: This angler lost his fish, but it didn’t get away – a shark got it right before the gaff did! Video Courtesy: Guy Harvey | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now!

Tiger Shark Steals Camera!  Tiger shark steals $10,000 camera as diver tries to hold on…Video Courtesy: Kurdsat Broadcasting Corporation | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now!

Hammerhead Shark Jupiter Inlet!  Here’s some footage Chopper 5 shot yesterday of a hammerhead swimming about 1,000 feet out, just south of Jupiter Inlet. As long as they’re not near the shore, they really are beautiful creatures. Video Courtesy: WPTV | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now!

Rays in Flight!  Absolutely mesmerizing!Video Courtesy: | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now!

Coral bleaching threat increasing in western Atlantic and Pacific oceans

Article Courtesy: | Originally Published: July 6, 2015

As unusually warm ocean temperatures cover the north Pacific, equatorial Pacific, and western Atlantic oceans, NOAA scientists expect greater bleaching of corals on Northern Hemisphere reefs through October, potentially leading to the death of corals over a wide area and affecting the long-term supply of fish and shellfish.

While corals can recover from mild bleaching, severe or long-term bleaching kills corals. Even if corals recover, they are more susceptible to disease. Once corals die, it usually takes decades for the reef to recover — but recovery is only possible if the reefs are undisturbed. After corals die, reefs degrade and the structures corals build are eroded away, providing less shoreline protection and less habitat for fish and shellfish.

“The bleaching that started in June 2014 has been really bad for corals in the western Pacific,” said Mark Eakin, NOAA Coral Reef Watch coordinator. “We are worried that bleaching will spread to the western Atlantic and again into Hawaii.”

Earlier this year, NOAA’s Coral Reef Watch four-month Coral Bleaching Outlook accurately predicted coral bleaching in the South Pacific, including the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Fiji, and American Samoa. It also recently predicted the coral bleaching in the Indian Ocean, including the British Indian Ocean Territory and the Maldives.

Coral bleaching occurs when corals are stressed by changes in environmental conditions such as temperature, light or nutrients. The coral expels the symbiotic algae living in its tissue, causing the tissue to turn white or pale. Without the algae, the coral loses its major source of food and is more susceptible to disease. Scientists note, however, that only high temperatures can cause bleaching over wide areas like those seen since 2014.

Above: Bleached and dead Acorpora coral in the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa. Warm Pacific ocean temperatures may lead to an increase in coral bleaching, NOAA scientists said. (Credit: NOAA) Please click here to read more on the increasing coral bleaching threat on our website now! Man Mocks Alligators, Jumps in Water and is Killed in Texas Article Courtesy: | Originally published: July 5, 2015

CNN reports a man who mocked alligators, then jumped in the water — despite warning signs — is dead after being attacked in Texas.

Orange County Police were called to Burkart’s Marina near the Louisiana state line early Friday morning after reports that Tommie Woodward, 28, and an unidentified woman were swimming in a bayou and had been attacked by a large alligator.

Woodward’s body was found several hours later. The woman was not injured.

There are numerous “No Swimming Alligators” signs posted around the bayou. Woodward even ignored several verbal warnings before saying “f**k the alligators” then removing his shorts, taking his billfold from his pockets, yelling “cannonball!!” and cannonballing into the water.

Woodward yelled almost immediately for help as a 10-foot alligator attacked him.

A witness heard a man yell “a gator’s got him!”

Please click here to read more on the man jumping in the water and being eaten by an alligator on our website now!

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