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UPDATED ON TUESDAY 13 APRIL 2010
SPECIAL UPDATE – APRIL CONDITIONS LOOK PROMISING
We are providing this free update so you are aware of the favorable conditions we are monitoring
over the Oceanographer Canyon to Veatch Canyon areas. Please feel free to pass this on to nonsubscribers.
See the color enhanced satellite image on page two of this note. The sea surface
temperature (sst) of the Gulf Stream is 76°F off Cape Hatteras and 71°F southeast of Cape Cod. We
had been monitoring a clockwise rotating eddy southeast of Cape Cod during February and March
and were concerned when the Gulf Stream appeared to sweep away the eddy during the last several
days. However, the eddy now has a sst of 69°F-67°F and is centered south of Oceanographer
Canyon and some of the water (60°F) from the eddy extends to the Atlantis Canyon. Do not charge
out there yet as the surface water is mostly green colored due to the enriched phytoplankton bloom
that occurs each spring (spring bloom). However, during the next week or so the Gulf Stream will be
interacting with this eddy again bringing 76°F blue water and a substantial amount of tuna. There has
been very good bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna and bigeye tuna the last three days east of Cape Hatteras
and we anticipate that these fish will migrate with the Gulf Stream. In addition, the conditions in the
Bahamas suggest that more fish are on their way north in the Gulf Stream as well. For those who
attended seminars this winter where we spoke you will better understand this. If not read the article
printed in the recent BBC Teaser Magazine “Bahamas Forecast 2010” found on our website
This means that if you have not already started to prepare your vessel and fishing gear (new line,
new drag washers, new leaders, etc. etc) for fishing this season, it is time that you start. Depending
on how the Gulf Stream interacts with the eddy we anticipate that the eddy will be over the Atlantis
Canyon area in four weeks and farther west shortly after that. The canyon areas from the Hudson
Canyon to Virginia could see their own eddy if another eddy one forms. So be on the lookout. We will
be monitoring the conditions every day, 24 hours a day as usual using all the U.S. NOAA, NASA and
European satellites with infrared, visible (color), and other sensors (secret stuff).
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