Editor’s Note: As the Waterway Guide team continues to gather the latest information on Hurricane Michael’s impact on boaters, we are also present at one of the world’s most prestigious shows in Annapolis, MD. As in years past, the Waterway Guide team will exhibit at Booth A25 for the United States Powerboat Show, October 11-14. Stop by and confer with our navigation, news and product experts!
In This Edition:
Frognado? "Explosively Breeding" Frogs Plague NC
Salmon Farmers Using Fish Facial Recognition Tech
Learning to Sail at Night via a Young Offshore Race Team
Hurricane Michael is predicted to make landfall this afternoon as a Category 4. The Coast Guard has closed the ports of Panama City, Pensacola, and Cedar Key.
In addition, the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, east of Mile 166 EHL, is also closed. Coast Guard Sector Charleston has also posted a warning for threatening winds (34kts/39mph) for the South Carolina Coast. Both Florida’s Panhandle, from Pensacola to Apalachicola, and its Big Bend area are forecast to be hardest hit.
The first wave is the tadpoles born during the abnormally heavy rains of June and July, and the second is a boom of “explosively breeding” toads who found a perfect habitat in tiny puddles created by Hurricane Florence.
King tides, a colloquial term often used to describe exceptionally high tides that typically arise during a new or full moon and when the moon is at its perigee every 28 days, may add red tide shifts to the hurricane havoc.