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    Default Orange Tide?

    While sitting on our deck in Prince William Sound (Tatitlek area) the other morning, we saw this orange "film" washing up on the beach in the cove. I scooped up a sample and this is what we found. Looking at a spoonful on a dinner plate, it appears to be eggs or spat of some kind.

    Any ideas as to from what? I've got an email into UAS fisheries to look into it, if I get results I'll post them as well.
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    What ever it is, it is clearly Sara Palin's fault......

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    Default I would make sure

    it wasn't anywhere near the orange juice in the fridge!
    How thick was it on the water? How far along the shoreline did it go?
    I would hazard a guess at some kind of roe or a dump from a processor of some kind...
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    Nessi must have eaten something bad...
    Maybe it is from that dead humpback they towed out to the sound...
    You know your not catching any fish when you start talking about the weather...


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    could be herring roe or maybe roe from smaller fish?

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    It was along the shoreline for a good few hundred yards, the shore line was failrly shallow, the mass seemed to reach all the way to the bottom which was only a few inches. From the deck it looked like someone had dumped a 55 gallon drum of Tang into the bay and it was washing ashore.

    No processors in the area, so nothing from them. The comm guys haven't even started for pinks yet.

    It was gelatenous and made up of very small eggs.

    I got a response from a fellow at UAS and he is guessing it is spat from some sort of Cnidarian (not a jelly-fish but anemone or sea pen). He's looking more into it and I'll post any updates I get.

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    Default algae bloom ?

    could it be some kind of algae bloom??

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