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NEW FILM: Luminescent Sea Salps

These salps were filmed in Gloucester’s inner harbor and had a luminous appearance in the blue lights of the fishing boat Hot Tuna, the largest boat in the Wicked Tuna fleet. I think the song “La Luna” by Lucy Schwartz adds to the magical movement of the salps and other creatures in the glowing blue. (So sorry to Captain Ott for startling him while hanging over the edge of the dock to film the salps at the rear of his boat, and Hey to Nicky Avelis!)

Sea salps are warm ocean water creatures, exploding in population during algae blooms. With beating heart, notochcord, and gills they are more closely evolutionarily linked to humans than to jellyfish. Sea salps are individual creatures that through asexual reproduction, can form linear chains up to fifteen feet long!

Salps are planktonic (free floating) members of the subphylum Tunicata. Tunicates get their name from the unique outer covering or “tunic,” which acts as an exoskeleton. The sea salp’s tunic is translucent and gelatinous; in some species it is tough and thick.

Cruise with Captain Hollywood from Wicked Tuna

IMG_8745Cruise with Captain Hollywood from Wicked Tuna, he is currently running Harbor Cruises out of Gloucester. 

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Captain Bill Muniz “Hollywood” seen here with two local fishing captains and tourists from Italy.

Capt. Bill Muniz of FV Lily Helps NOAA in Research Project


Wicked Tuna  Captain Bill Muniz of the F/V Lily assists a NOAA Team led by J. Michael Jech.   The project involves the tracking of Tuna using a Drone seen below with Capt. Muniz . his first mate and J. Michael Jeck and Jennifer Johnson also from NOAA.  The project is part of the Large Pelagic Research Center.



Wicked Tuna–F/V Lily Prepares for 2 Weeks of Taping

IMG_2672Captain Bill “Hollywood” Muniz prepares the Lily for two weeks of Wicked Tuna taping.  The Lily was geared up with all electronics for the cameras, harpoons prepared, new Custom Calcutta Bamboo Gaffs made by Daryl Morita of California. Even New mats to lay the Tuna Catch.




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Wicked Tuna: Cpt. Bill Muniz Lands Seven Tunas

Captain Bill Muniz landed seven tunas ranging from 400 – 691 pounds dressed, the largest length was over 120 inches.  Once again Captain Muniz demonstrates his skill with a harpoon.


Captain Muniz stands amongst seven tunas on the FV Lily

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Celebrates with his long time 80 year friend “Jack” the Gloucester Fisherman.

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More than 600 pounds of Tuna meat being dressed



Celebrating with family and friends with a champagne toast to Captain Muniz.



Wicked Tuna–Capt. Bill Muniz of The “Lilly” Lands a Big One

Captain Muniz the Gloucester star on Wicked Tuna, lands a Tuna the hard way with a harpoon, just like his Portuguese ancestors from the Azores.  Also see Capt. Muniz prepare his tools of the trade.

Muniz Fish



Wicked Tuna – Capt. Bill Muniz of the FV Lilly


IMG_3970I Met Capt. Bill Muniz at St Peter’s dock, he was sharing stories with his 80 year old friend of many years. Capt. Muniz the only true Gloucesterite on the Wicked Tuna show. Now, he has the Gloucester Smile that belongs in Hollywood.










Wicked Tuna Hard Merchandise



 The Wicked Tuna’s “Hard Merchandise”

I caught the Hard Merchandise from the TV Show Wicked Tuna unloading a few Bluefin Tuna at the State fish Pier this Summer. One of the Tv crew members said the shows they’re filming will air in February 2015. So you may get lucky and watch them film on the Gloucester waterfront. The Hard Merchandise has been fishing for years here in Gloucester way before the TV show. They dock at the wharf behind the Madfish Galleries on Rocky Neck. I’m sure all their Fans will enjoy these photo’s. Video’s coming soon.


GloucesterCast 114 With Toby Pett, Jay Albert and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 1/21/15 #GloucesterMA

GloucesterCast 114 With Toby Pett, Jay Albert and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 1/21/15

Topics Include: Guests Toby Pett and Jay Albert From Cape Ann Images, The History Of Mooters Liquors, The BallGate Non-Issue Explained By a Twenty Year Football Coach, Thanks To Rick Ardizzoni Who Should Be Your Guy For Computer Repair His Contact Info- http://www.circleconsulting.com/, Mass Lobstermen’s Association Weekend, More Random Facts I Didn’t Know That I Didn’t Know, Art Haven Lobster Buoy Auction, Cruiseport Bridal Show, Lost Dog Opie, Building Local Chatter About A Seasonal Ice Rink At I4C2, Jay Would Like A Schooner Park, Why The City Was Smart To Buy I4C2, The Top Money Maker On YouTube Made Close To 5 Million Dollars in 2014, UnBoxing Videos, Which Had Greater Economic  Impact On Gloucester: Wicked Tuna or The Perfect Storm.


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The Tuna Were Biting On Tuesday – Photos from Anthony Marks

First at the dock after 4:00 pm was the Allyson from Kennebunkport
Maine with a 387 lb tuna. Next up at the dock was the Amanda & Andy II,
Capt Jim Santapaola and crew landed a 777 lb whopper of a tuna. Last
but not least was the Gannet with Capt Andy Santapaola, Jim’s son at
the helm with a 585 lb tuna. They were all beautiful fish!

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