Fishing gear at Milk Island. Milk Island’s a cormorant and blackback seagull nesting ground. Lots of of fishing gear washes up on its lengthy gravel bar running north towards Rockport. By August adult blackbacks start cannibalizing their young – grabbing fledglings by the neck and drowning them, dragging them ashore to pull them apart.
The lobster gear uses non-floating line, required to prevent whale entanglement and a source of large capital outlay for local lobstermen.
Shot with a home-made OliviaTech jib
and a cheap $10 wide-angle lens. The guy who presents the OliviaTech jib is sort of a goofball, but I like his presentation because it leaves no doubt about how to build the jib for about $40.
The low morning temps produced a 40 degree temp differential between air and water creating a sea smoke spectacle all around the Cape.
Milk Island Sea Smoke
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