All Things Philly Flow Into The Delaware Bay

The surf's water is chocolate milk and worse is coming. (Sept 2, 2021) ... Last night's tropical storm Ida remnants doused Philly and other areas with massive amounts of rain. Tornadoes hit a few areas and caused serious destruction. Now the city of Philadelphia and surrounding rivers are flooded over flowing. The Vine Street
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Water temperatures dropped Dramatically Overnight

Ocean water surface temperatures dropped overnight by eight degrees. (September 2, 2021) ... It feels amazing outside, crisp and cool like an early fall afternoon. The water reacted accordingly with lower surface temperatures for the ocean. At Buoy 44009 the water surface temperature dropped eight degrees overnight. From eighty-two
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The Point Is Covered with Salps

Hundreds of gelatinous blobs are washing up on the point (September 2, 2021) ... Salps are planktic tunicates, meaning they are free swimming and not permanently attached to structure. Salps are barrel shaped, clear and gelatinous. Moving much like jellyfish and are often mistaken as jellies. Contracting their bodies to pump water
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The Point Tour 2021

Today the point opened in Cape Henlopen state park. The point looks great, a pristine example of a primitive beachscape in Delaware. The oceanside beach on the way to the point is wide. Compared to last year, there is a lot more sand there. Easier driving out there too, especially when the sand hasn't been torn up all summer.
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The Bay side of the point is CLOSED

The point opened today and it never takes too long for this to happen It never fails the day the point opens people just roll on through the closed bay section. Even after reading all of a half a dozen signs one the size of a billboard in red no less. That area is still closed for migratory birds until October 1st. People, like this
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Tornado Watch Till 10 PM

We haver some wild weather inbound today and it will change fast. (Sept 12st, 2021) ... Hunter from Delmarvawx says ... I'm going to try and make the best of sense I can trying to explain this confusing scenario. Unfortunately situations like this are out of my control but here we are. Tornado Watch was just issued for the Southern
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Take a Summer Photo for Science and the Environment

DNREC Encourages Community Science at Beaches and Marshes As the summer comes to a close, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is encouraging community members and visitors to the First State to use their smartphones to help monitor environmental change. CoastSnap Chronolog station in Cape Henlopen State
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DNREC Reopens The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park

DNREC Reopens The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park (August 31, 2021) .. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will reopen The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, including a stretch of ocean beach and dunes, and a half-mile along the bay shoreline, Wednesday, Sept. 1. The bayside beach will remain closed until Oct. 1 for
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Avoid Cupola Park Boat Ramp For A while

Cupola Park boat ramp is covered with dead fish carcasses and dead crabs. (August 31, 2021) ... Either there has been a big run of sea bass in the Indian River at Cupola park, or someone decided to dump their cleaned fish. Now the park and ramp smell like the dumpster at Big Fish or any seafood joint. There are a lot of dead crabs too.
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