ROFFS™ Fishy Times Newsletter – 88th Edition: Updated Videos/Catch Reports, Humpback Whale vs. Kayakers & Chesapeake Bay Dead Zone


ROFFS™ Fishy Times Newsletter – 88th Edition – Updated Videos/Catch Reports, Humpback Whale vs. Kayakers & Chesapeake Bay Dead Zone

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Sick BigEye Footage!  Some sick BigEye footage Aboard the Goin in Deep! Video Courtesy: Walter Harmstead | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! Underwater Yellowfin!  This is one of the most insane things I have ever filmed. There is something very cool about swimming with huge yellowfin. It’s just a pity that purse seining has decimated stocks for canned tuna! Video Courtesy: Al McGlashan | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! Remote Control Surfer!      Check out this cool footage of a remote control surfer!!! Video Courtesy: Marcos e Claudio Oficial | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! Epic Harbor Entry!  This is one of the most epic entries into harbor I’ve seen! Video Courtesy: Ocean of News | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! Big Boat Launch! Congratulations to Ingalls Shipbuilding on the successful launch of the sixth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, Munro. Video Courtesy: National Security Cutter | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! Breaching Humpback Whale Nearly Crushes Kayakers Article Courtesy: | By: Robert Purseli | Originally published: September 14, 2015

Two kayakers are lucky to be alive after a massive humpback whale launched itself into full breach and landed on top of their kayak Saturday just outside the Moss Landing section of Monterey Bay, California.

Video from the incident shows just how close the kayakers came to an extremely dire situation.

Captain Michael Sack was guiding the Sanctuary Cruises whale watching tour when he captured the event. He witnessed the tandem kayakers paddling through a large pod of humpbacks that were gorging themselves on krill and a large swarm of bait anchovy fish, and said the kayakers got lucky to make it out of their humpback encounter alive.

“Two kayakers were almost crushed to death by a massive, near full-size humpback whale,” Sack told KSBW. “A large aggregation of humpbacks were feeding. There were also a lot of kayakers right in the middle of it all. The next thing we knew, this thing launched right on top of these two kayakers. It was very scary to watch.”

Above: Somehow, despite this ominous image, the kayakers emerged from their humpback encounter unharmed. Please click here to read more on how a breaching humpback whale almost crushed kayakers and watch the video on our website now! Letter to the Editor: Dead Zone in Chesapeake Bay to be Lower, but Still Significant, this Summer Article courtesy: | By: Ad Crable | Originally published: June 23, 2015

A slightly below-average, but still significant, “dead zone” has been forecast for the Chesapeake Bay this summer due to farm runoff flowing into the bay from the Susquehanna River.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said an oxygen-depleted region of about 1.37 cubic miles will form in the bay later this summer.

That is about 10 percent below the long-term average.

“Farmland runoff containing fertilizers and livestock waste is the main source of the nitrogen and phosphorus nutrients that cause the annual Chesapeake Bay hpoxic region, which is also known as a dead zone,” the agency said in a news release.

“Fish and shellfish either leave the oxygen-depleted waters or die, threatening the bay’s production of crabs, oysters and other important fisheries.”

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the highest nutrient loads entering the Susquehanna River are contributed by the Conestoga River and its tributaries, almost entirely within Lancaster County.

Above: a fish kill in the summer dead zone on the Chesapeake Bay. Please click here to read more on the summer dead zone on the Chesapeake Bay on our website now!

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