Have you seen it? Maybe while kayaking or stand up paddling, or just standing along a shoreline. The drama has been playing out for a few weeks in local tidal waters. It’s only going to increase as fall migration kicks in.
It’s frenzied feeding time in New York Harbor by gluttonous and greedy bluefish. Just like piranhas, they have sharp teeth, a varied diet and are aggressive eaters that often will create feeding frenzies when there is an abundance of food offered
A scary time if you are a puny peewee baitfish, such as spearing, killifish, bay anchovies or juvenile bunker. Right now small fish are scared for their life and a little on edge. The little fish literally burst or leap out of the water to escape being a meal for a big hungry bluefish.
STOP THE WILLIAMS FRACKED GAS PIPELINE THROUGH NY HARBOR!
MY TOP 5 FAVORITE BOOKS ABOUT NY HARBOR
1. Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City by Leslie Day
2.Heartbeats in the Muck by John Waldman
3. The Fisheries of Raritan Bay by Clyde L. MacKenzie Jr.
4. Waterfront: A Walk Around Manhattan by Phillip Lopate
5. The Bottom of the Harbor by Joseph Mitchell