Date: 9/5/17 7:37 am From: Bob Archer <rabican1...> Subject: [Tweeters] Swallow-tailed Gull vs Squid
As to the moon and squid, the full moon lights up the water and thus squid can feed all night, one theory among fisherman is the new moon keeps squid from feeding all night since they cannot see their prey as well, thus they feed at dusk and dawn. (Feeding means rising up to surface water to catch fish, and thus in range for fisherman and birds} If you ever want to see an amazing sight, be out on the ocean on a moonless night and take a bright deck light and aim it into the water. On the fish finder you will see a dark blob of squid rising up to the light. On the attached link I see squid are in the , what do ya know, Edmonds area in Sept. If anything, get a boat, go out there and shine a light into the water at night, and watch the Swallow-tailed have a feast. Out on the ocean it can become a complete mess with Storm-petrels crashing into the boat, but probably not an issue near Edmonds.