Monday, June 15, 2009

Sound update

Gary H. Wikfors gave a talk at the last meeting of the EPA on the Sound. He is from the marine fisheries part of the NOAA. He talked about the significant changes in plankton and how the nitrogen levels in Long Island Sound have remained the same for more than 60 years (that is from the measurements taken) and he talked about phosphate being the driving issue is both fresh and marine waters. the information was listened to and ignored.
Meanwhile, the "bunker", the bait fish from which most large fish feed from, are mostly absent down in this western part of the Sound. this of course means that there will be still fewer eating fish around. the stripped bass appear to be the first on the list to be mostly missing.
Does anyone else understand what this means?
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