Inspired by common ancestry with Fundulus, four of us got in the waters of the Gowanus, and saw what was brewing in everyone's favorite superfund weltand basin.
what happens in the Gowanus tends to stay in Gowanus, unless the tides of PublicLab pull the productivity of the system out into the open bay of the internet.
it took us 23 minutes from the furthest out to get back home. overall, we floated for 90 minues.
Gowanus rainshower 11 july 2017 wunderground link to history 0.09 inches of rain, still winds (<5) most of the time.
gowanus bay tide from NOAA (.058 low tide to start, around 430. we launched at around 1733)
below are some action shots from a Mobius action cam set with the green too high just to start. battery and memory were 100% throughout.
barn swallows (6) far inland
little shorebird thing on that barge (1) inland
terns (2) in the bay
osprey (1) in the bay
black skimmer (1) in the bay
1000s of fish, starting at whole foods (Fundulus heteroclitus, says Eymund.)
long flat algae at whole foods
hair algae all the way up
floating seaweeds all the way up (more in teh bay)
clams in the nooks of the wood far inland
amphipods at whole foods
These pictures do not capture the Gowanus Roses nor the coal tar sheens.
need for new dock
whole foods wetland sedimentation attached algae amphipods and minnows, thousands
grad student trap empty whole foods
Citzens On Patrol
c mon give me a discount
new orleans tug captain, emerald Coast. of course, his boat is the prettiest.
ask jessica wentz at columbia if this isn't tidal protection from surge of climate altering oil storage.