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Crescent City Fish Tools: Reading Chlorophyll Charts


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Crescent City Fish Tools: Reading Chlorophyll Charts

  1. 1. Crescent City Fish Tools: Reading Chlorophyll ChartsPort Angeles SST 101 One of the massive body of water which is second only to the great Pacific sea is theAtlantic Ocean. It is estimated that it wraps twenty percent of earths faade with an area of106 million square kilometers. This tremendous body of water maintains an approximate354,700,000 cubic kilometers of sea water while various rivers from the nearby places runinto the Atlantic. This particular area is being regarded as the saltiest which could reach up to37 parts per thousand by mass in terms of salinity and this is influenced by season, andlatitude, while the temperature which is also affected by season and distribution of sunsenergy can reach below -2 C.Apart from the general information, the Atlantic is also a home to numerous types of fish.Many experts consider this part of ocean as one of the worlds richest fishing resources. Thecod, haddock, hake, herring and mackerel are some of the marine organisms caught here.These creatures are frequently found in the nearby banks of New Foundland particularly inthe Grand Banks and there have been sightings also in Nova Scotia and Bahama Banks.Whats more, commercial fishers with their big transport vessels frequent this place becausethere are an abundance of other invaluable sea organisms like lobsters and crabs. On theother hand, individuals or groups are also found here angling deep sea creatures of theAtlantic for leisure or sport. For instance, Striped bass are plenty in this area particularly inbays of New York, Rhode Island, Virginia and New Hampshire are being fished by anglers forrecreation. As a result, several management methods were introduced such as size limits,commercial quotas, and biological reference points for the well being of ones speciesbecause their quantities are dwindling stemming from its attraction amongst recreationalanglers and industrial of today, the population of Striped Bass is on the rise due to the efforts of authorities andalso responsible individuals which showed great concern for the ecology within the AtlanticOcean.In conclusion, the Atlantic Ocean is truly a magnificent piece of water ideal for recreational orcommercial fishing.One particular valuable phase in fishing certainly is the operation of tracking down the perfectplaces to angle. This is difficult to accomplish most of the time especially when you lack theproper tools to do it. In the past people rely on experience and accounts by other peoplewhich is why some sea areas today have become common grounds for fans and commercialfishers. However our planet is changing constantly and what might have been the usualpractice in the past may not be applicable today.
  2. 2. In order to accurately locate areas where there is an abundance of marine organisms, anindividual must consider several factors apart from relying on history or accounts from otherpeople. Temperature of the ocean for occasion, contains a immediate effect on the creatureshabits. Fish are cold blooded animals and they need cold water in order to survive. One moreaspect to take into account is the local creatures preferred food. This can turn out to be quitea challenge because this step needs more than just visual observation. In this step, you needequipments that would look for the food and not the fish. Locating the sources of food willalso show you where the sea creatures live. One specific tool which is very useful in findingfood is the chlorophyll chart.Chlorophylls in the water are generally produced by plankton and these planktons are eatenby small creatures which in turn are eaten by large fish and other marine animals.Understanding the date provided by the chart will be the main in finding out the worth ofchlorophyll charts.Upwelling in the ocean is very common and this is characterized by rising of cold water whilethe warm water sinks to the bottom. When upwelling transpires, the vitamins below arepushed upward causing a rise in the populace of algae and phytoplanktons. The number ofplankton multiplies which is then eaten by small creatures; this critters are eventually eatenby conclusion, these minnows are the source of food for bigger maritime animals. Looking atthe chart, you can find areas with high concentration of chlorophyll as represented byyellow/red color in the chart while the blue ones are regarded as clean water with lesschlorophyll concentration.