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bluebloodmoon250Here’s something we don’t often see: a “minus 1.18” on the tide chart. This is the case along our shores tomorrow morning because the full moon will be aligned with the earth and the sun, and the associated gravitational forces cause an extreme effect on our tides. As a result, a lot of land that is normally submerged is exposed by the retreating tide, providing opportunities for birds to feed in new locations as well as making navigation a challenge for boaters. This full moon is extra special: it is a “super blue blood” moon. The moon is called “super” when it is full when passing closest to earth during its orbit, a “blue” moon is always the second full moon of the month and tomorrow morning, in the early hours, we will get to see a “blood” moon because of a total lunar eclipse!tidesmarco250

rightwhale250Breaking news: a right whale has been spotted off the Naples coast! This is very unusual for our area, and the whale was last seen heading north along Keewaydin. Whales are federally protected and managed by NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service. If you see the whale, or its unusual v-shaped blow, notify FWC by calling 888-404-FWCC and be sure to stay at least 500 yards away from it.

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