Plankton season is just around the corner! Yum!
As the howling winds and wet-hair-freezing temperatures of winter wind down, the first signs of spring are already swimming in the ocean. Your friendly neighborhood plankton are beginning to grow in ranks. Current models predict around over 36 cubic centimeters of zooplankton per cubic meter in the Boston Harbor area, with a notable surge in copepod population in the upcoming weeks. To view your friendly neighbors in more detail, simply borrow some nylon pantyhose from a friend, attach a pill bottle to the end, drag through the water, and examine the contents with a microscope! So many yummy critters! In the coming months, be sure to look out for Ctenophores, glistening iridescent “comb jellies” which refract dramatically during sunset!
Today: Rain in the morning, then chance rain. High around 56°F (13°C). Northwest wind around 10-13 mph with gusts up to 26 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low around 31°F (-1°C). Northwest wind around 11-14 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High around 44°F (7°C) and low around 31°F (-1°C). Northwest wind around 7-10 mph.
Saturday: Sunny. High around 50 *F (10°C) and low around 36°F (2°C). Northwest wind around 7-10 mph.
Sunday: Partly sunny. High around 52°F (11°C).