|About 1200 miles|
The stone crab has LARGE claws. If you can catch them you can snap off a large claw and the
crab will grow a new one back in a few years. So, the fisherman place 10’s of
thousands of traps in the waters around here and each trap is marked by a float.
times it’s hard to imagine any crabs surviving the vast fields of traps that
litter the oceans around here. It also makes it difficult to travel by boat for
it’s easy to snag one of these floating lines on your prop. In the worst case scenario,
if you do wrap a line around your prop shaft then your engine suddenly stops dead and the sudden stop can rip your motor mounts apart!
Not a good start to a day. So when you’re motoring you have to constantly be swerving
around these hazards.
It was a foggy morning and this would appear.
This one is nice and bright, most are dark and hard to see.
Notice the strong current?