Showing posts with label Surf & Fishing Report. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Surf & Fishing Report. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Researchers Discover Sawfish Giving Virgin Births In Florida

Researchers have recently discovered that some female small-tooth sawfish are reproducing in the wild without the need of male sexual partners.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Cocoa Beach Surfing & Fishing Report For May 31

COCOA BEACH, Florida --  As of 7 a.m. on Sunday, May 31, 2015, winds have shifted to offshore this morning which are producing clean waves with a slight barrel 4-5 feet in height.

While it may be a good day for surfers, the heavy amount of seaweed is too much of a nuisance for surf fishing.

The foamy surf will elevate the chance of beach goers being bitten by small to mid-size sharks in the surf zone.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Cocoa Beach Surfing & Fishing Report For May 29, 2015

COCOA BEACH, Florida --  As of 7 a.m. on Friday, May 29, 2015, onshore winds continue to produce choppy surf and an increased threat of dangerous rip currents through the weekend. 

The choppy surf will not be favorable conditions for either surfers or anglers this weekend.  

Clouded water will also increase the chance of shark bites to beach goers who wade in the surf zone.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Cocoa Beach Surfing & Fishing Report For May 8, 2015

Subtropical Storm Ana continued to push swells onto Florida's east coast on Friday.

COCOA BEACH, Florida --  As of noon on Friday, May 8, 2015, jelly fish are barely present on the beach and in the water throughout Cocoa Beach northward into Cape Canaveral, Florida.  Look for purple flags flying at nearby lifeguard stations which would indicate the presence of jelly fish and other dangerous marine life in the immediate area.  Red and Yellow Flags indicate dangerous surf conditions, including rip currents.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Florida Surfer Saves Drowning Sea Turtle (VIDEO)

COCOA BEACH, Florida -- A surfer came to the rescue of a loggerhead sea turtle that was tangled in fishing lines just south of the Cocoa Beach Pier this afternoon.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Florida Ranks #1 In U.S. For Shark Attacks

Great White Shark Photo 
Great White Shark. Credit: Greg Skomal / Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries

COCOA BEACH, Florida --  Florida continues to hold its title as the #1 state for shark attacks, according to the International Shark Attack File (ISAF) 2014 Worldwide Shark Attack Summary released last month.  With 28 shark attacks recorded in 2014, Florida accounted for over half of all unprovoked attack in the U.S.  Florida also had over twice the number of attacks as the entire country of Australia (11 attacks).

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Giant Mantis Shrimp Caught Off Florida Dock

FORT PIERCE, Florida -- According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), angler Steve Bargeron was fishing from a dock in Fort Pierce, Florida as he watched a fellow fisherman catch what is believed to be a scaly-tailed mantis shrimp. 

Bargeron told FWC that the monster crustacean was about 18 inches long and striking its own tail, so he grabbed it by its back like a lobster.  FWC says that mantis shrimp are actually not related to shrimp, but are a type of crustacean called a stomatopod.

According to the Smithosian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, several species of mantis shrimps inhabit the Indian River Lagoon  and surrounding Florida coastal waters.  Of these, the two likely to be confused with scaly-tailed mantis shrimp are the mantis shrimp, Squilla empusa, and the ciliated false squilla, Pseudosquilla ciliataS. empusa is considered the most common mantis shrimp in local waters but is much smaller in length (reaching only 12 inches) than the scaly-tailed mantis shrimp.  

Photo Credit:  Steve Bargeron via FWC/Facebook

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Whales Greet Florida Spring Breakers


COCOA BEACH, Florida -- A mother and calf, part of a group of migrating Right Whales, along with a few bottlenose dolphins, showed up Tuesday afternoon just a couple hundred yards off the coast from Coconuts on the Beach at the end of Minuteman Causeway in Cocoa Beach, Florida - a popular hangout for the college crowd, including 2014 Spring Breakers.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Mysterious Green Surf Appears Off Cocoa Beach (VIDEO)

COCOA BEACH, Florida -- It may be Green Monday today, but it was "Green Sunday" yesterday for beachgoers off Florida's Space Coast.  The surf turned to a bright fluorescent green Sunday afternoon as waves broke off Cocoa Beach, Florida.  When surfers paddled out through the breaking waves, the water  agitation appeared to make the surf even greener.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Study: Fishing Number One Activity In Lightning Strike Deaths

PORT CANAVERAL, Florida -- A study conducted by NOAA's National Weather Service found that 64 percent of lightning deaths since 2006 occurred while people were participating in leisure activities, with fishing topping the list at 26 deaths.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Florida Lifeguard Pulls Shark Back Into The Water! - VIDEO

COCOA BEACH, Florida -- Just after noon today, a shark approximately 5 feet long swam into less than 3 inches of water near where a large group of young children were playing in the sand.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Florida Fish & Wildlife Examine Mystery Eyeball Found On Beach

POMPANO BEACH, Florida -- After examining an eye found on a south Florida beach this week, researchers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) believe the specimen came from a swordfish.  Genetic testing will be done to confirm the identification.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Giant Tiger Shrimp On The Rise In U.S. Waters

The recent rise in sightings of non-native Asian tiger shrimp off the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts has government scientists working to determine the cause of the increase and the possible consequences for native fish and seafood in those waters.  

Monday, August 29, 2011

Brevard County Jail Inmates Draw Lucky Straws


COCOA BEACH, Florida -- A dozen Brevard County Jail inmates drew a lucky job detail today at the Cocoa Beach Pier.  

Instead of staring at bars and bricks, the light and dark grey striped clothed inmates were able to enjoy the beach and bikinis while setting up the stage for the upcoming 26th Annual National Kidney Foundation Surf Contest which begins on September 1st and runs through September 5.