The water here in the marina varies between well brewed tea and beef broth in need of a sieve. Visibility can vary between a foot and three feet depending on the state of the tide and whether it has rained (somewhere else — we seem to sit in a no rain zone about a mile in diameter).
Several species of fish and blue crabs are feeding near the banks pretty much at all states of tide. We’ve seen a crab or two on the dock floats, but otherwise it’s been mostly windblown tidal scum from the marshes and industry.
Until this week, when a new crop of Cannonball Jellyfish arrived. Ranging in size from ping-pong ball to about twice that, these are not your languid, spa music jellyfish. These little pulsating speedsters don’t have tentacles, they hunt. They move about a half foot per second — about 0.3 knots.
They will grow to about the size of a volley ball, and in some cases will end up being used by porpoise and dolphin just that way.