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Old 09-19-2015, 06:34 AM
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I was in my favorite little spot squidding last night and the water was so full of these things I couldn't fish at times . Whatever they are there sure as hell are not heading for extinction.
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I was in my favorite little spot squidding last night and the water was so full of these things I couldn't fish at times . Whatever they are there sure as hell are not heading for extinction.
Look like some kind of star fish?
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Old 09-19-2015, 08:50 AM
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Look like phytoplankton chains.
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Old 09-19-2015, 09:01 AM
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Salps .

http://vineyardgazette.com/news/2015...g55e7241bba1b8
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Winner . Yup salps.
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Old 09-19-2015, 03:04 PM
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Yup, got these all over my gear trolling today, a real mess. There were little pieces everywhere in the water
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Had em on Stellwagen yesterday
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Old 09-20-2015, 06:08 AM
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Article says they can explode in population if there is an algae bloom. I was catching algae like gunk on my lines outside the harbor constantly in the last week, so guessing that's why there are so many now. Kind of cool looking, but a real mess on the lines.
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Old 09-20-2015, 09:17 AM
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In areas of salp population explosions, motor boaters should be aware they can clog RW inlets screens and sea strainer baskets to result in overheating engines..

Anyone care to try making salp bisque?
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yup - was diving off halfway rock yesterday and they were thick down to 20' - also a number on a shallow shore dive.
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Wonder if bass would eat them or avoid areas where they are thick?

Anyone check striped bass stomach contents in those areas recently?
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