Moon Shadow said:
Sadly a lot of palm tree on the lower part of the river past the island. died because of global warming. Salt water rise killed them.. When I first fished the river 14 years ago the river was lined with beautiful palm trees. Not now the lower part is lined with palm tree with no tops. Still one of my favorite places for a boat ride.
I guess that explains why the Ozello flats look like a wasteland. I see cars parked alongside the road, but no people, and a couple 'true southern' locals told me they were poaching the hearts.I stand corrected. Thanks.
AC man the river is fine, same as it always was. Floating trees come and go there. Channel markers have been replaced once again and there is some you probably haven't seen in years. I was just there a couple of weeks ago and the river looked good. Your boat should be fine . Fish club has new owners but Herb is still running it. Oh by the way, Jeff still has that last bay boat you sold him.....
Doc Stressor said:
Palms are salt tolerant, which means that they can survive short periods of flooding and also live near the coast where the water in the soil can be brackish. But they can't live with their roots in real saltwater the way that mangroves can.Saltwater intrusion has been well documented along the west coast of Florida. It's the result of increasing sea level and reduced flow of freshwater.You can click on the "show historical imagery" tool in Google Earth and use the time slider to watch the palms die off near the coast end of rivers. You can also see some islands such as the Bird Keys off of the St. Martins Keys disappear. If you know what to look for, you can also see mangroves invading marsh grass areas over time.
I said North and I meant South, if you venture into Turtle Bay (to the south) it is all oysters and rock. On the North side of the channel it gets shallow and lots of oysters, go slow.
**** number one...I'd like to meet you some day