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Whelk’s Lay Eggs!

128This photo of a channel Whelk “laying eggs” was captured over the weekend reminding us that this is the time of year when Mother Nature is out “making hay while the sun shines”. It also brings home the truth of “Summertime and the living is easy”. There…

Bald Eagle Spotting…

Screen-Shot-2013-04-30-at-1.59.46-PMWe often visit the same destinations multiple times a day, month or even once per year- only to wait for the oppertune moment that makes the venture there and back worthwhile. In this instance, Captain Robert Hopkins gave his account from a trip earlier this week. The…

What is a Makaira nigricans?

Screen-Shot-2013-04-08-at-12.50.15-PMAtlantic Blue Marlin Larva- Click here! Atlantic blue marlin larva (Makaira nigricans) In one spawning, the female blue marlin may release up to 7 million eggs, each approximately 1mm in diameter. The planktonic young may drift in the pelagic zone and may grow as much as to…

Mother Natures Blustery Beauty

Screen-Shot-2013-04-08-at-1.08.48-PMSpring’s Slow awakening, written by Robert Hopkins I had 2 trips this week that went out in some rainy and windy weather.. leaving me nervous for their outcome, however pleasantly surprised! We tried to call and see if people wanted to cancel or reschedule but a few…

Hope On Goat!

Screen-Shot-2013-02-20-at-9.11.51-AMWe are so excited for tomorrow’s Hope On Goat- and cannot wait to report back with videos and pictures from the day’s festivities for those who are not able to attend! Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow! -The Barrier Island Eco Tours Team