Sunday, September 11, 2011

Just an "off" season?

Krill feeding under high phytoplankton concent...Image via Wikipedia
Owen House wrote:
Very few whales, very few seabirds, no herring all summer. Very sad.  

Don't be sad. It's happened before and is, hopefully, just an off year. Actually, we had a year like this back in the 70's. Some of the filter feeders had a really tough time getting through the subsequent winter. But they did and the following year was great so they got all fat again.


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  1. If someone else gave such a pat answer you would have a comment about it.

  2. Learned yesterday that the herring and whales are in. Very late but they have showed up.

    As for Anonymous, I based that "pat" answer on over 50 years of experience here in the area. Also it would be nice to have seen your name.