Irondequoit Bay

I apologize for the dirty camera lens, I forgot my cleaning cloth at home. I went up to Irondequoit Bay Marine Park yesterday. Two man made piers protect the opening to the Bay from Lake Ontario. During Winter, this pier is covered with up to twenty feet of ice. The end of the pier is usually a good place to fish.

There was just one fisherman when I went, and all he was catching were Gobys. It’s illegal to return Gobys to Lake Ontario. This invasive species probably came to the Great Lakes in Ballast water. Since then, the Goby population has exploded. They displace Drum, Smallmouth Bass, and other native species. I don’t know what kind of beetle is in the other picture… it looks pretty cool, though.

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