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Squid and Fog

Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Blog, Commercial Fishing, Nature, Sport Fishing, Stories | 0 comments

Photos by Zach Harvey. Story by JP Lee Point Judith, R.I. — Sometimes on windless nights in May, when everything in the harbor is still, when there’s no boat traffic, no ferries backing in or out, no welders or grinders, no fishermen pulling heavy sweeps and chains across bulkheads, the squid—the loligo—will come into the shallows and lay in the...

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Giant tuna don’t forget.

Giant tuna don’t forget.

Posted by on Nov 15, 2012 in Commercial Fishing, Nature | 1 comment

It’s a bit like the children’s book, “Where’s Waldo?” or for an older generation where’s Richard Scarry’s “Goldbug.” But instead of one Waldo in the photograph, there are many. I can count about 12 giant tuna in this photo. You have to look carefully, squinting your eyes through the glare, but the fish...

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After Hurricane Sandy. Sam and I go looking for things.

After Hurricane Sandy. Sam and I go looking for things.

Posted by on Nov 13, 2012 in Nature | 6 comments

After searching the Town Beach in Narragansett (with what seemed like hundreds of other people) for any storm-tossed treasures, and finding only a surf clam shell, my stepson, Sam, and I decided to go for higher ground and find a place no other beachcombers had been. The storm surge had gone a couple of hundred yards inland, so we headed in that direction,...

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Where the sperm whales do blow–

Posted by on Sep 20, 2012 in Nature | 2 comments

I had to share this Another gem from Wayne Davis, the Rhode Island spotter pilot. Davis told me he found this pod, last week, in very deep water off Oceanographer’s Canyon, well southeast of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Sperm whales are mysterious creatures, a true leviathan of the deep. It’s the deepest diving air breathing animal in...

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The northern edge of the Gulf Stream.

Posted by on Sep 14, 2012 in Nature | 2 comments

Wayne Davis with another beauty of a photo he shot from his plane 100 miles off Nantucket. He took the photo yesterday, September 13th. He was flying over Oceanographers Canyon, and found this Atlantic manta ray, Manta birostris, with a devil ray, Mobula hypostoma, outside the mouth of the canyon in 1000 fathoms of water. The manta is the lead fish, the...

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