Saturday, July 12, 2014
My First Day on the Boston Harbor
Upon our arrival at the harbor, I first notice what I thought to be slightly dirty water. Then i realized that what I thought was dirty, wasn't really dirty at all….it was just different color gooey algae. The algae on the docs were all sorts of colors: green carpet like; bright orange and red mushroom like; green lettuce like and yellow. I noticed what I thought was quite disgusting is actually not disgusting at all, but beautiful. I also saw kelp and barnacles which kind of reminded me of spongebob.
I saw HUGE striped bass. They seemed to be very hungry and had no qualms about surfacing and eating the bread that we fed them. I can't help but think if the striped bass is different in other parts of the harbor where people can actually fish. They appeared to be about 25-35 pounds and probably about 12-15 inches in length. There were quite a few as well.
A very interesting site was the black bird that would dive and catch small fish in the water. I actually witnessed this bird catch a fish and counted the duration it was submerged in the water without air. 36 seconds.
Once on the boat, I began to see an abundant amount of jelly fish. I noticed that the jelly fish had four triangular like markings on the center. Some jelly fish however, only had 3 or even two triangles. I late found that this is a sign that their lives will be ending soon as they already reproduced and grown to full capacity.
I was able to see the huge egg like poop tanks. They looked like they were all in a circle and were located on Deer Island. I saw many beautiful homes and trees as well as numerous sail boats. It seems, we are not the only ones that appreciate the marine.
On the boat, I was unable to notice much besides the beautiful city and islands because I was a little far. However, one thing I will never forget is to STAY ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE MARKS AND RED BOOEYS! We saw a boat caught in the over washed island called Nix's Mate. Perhaps the captain didn't see the small land that still peaks through the water but I did see that it was very visible on our way back.
All in all, I enjoyed myself and look forward to another fun filled day tomorrow.