Thanks so much for posting these pictures. I'm so envious of your job... getting paid to monitor the health and condition of our waterways.
Do you notice any change in the size/volume/variety of fish due to overfishing, pollution (or lack thereof), water temp changes? I know that there are a lot of reports about how certain land species are now found more often much farther North than normal. New England seems to be awash in lobster now that cod have been drastically overfished.
I remember reading a story in the New York Times several years ago about how the current brings a lot warm weather species into the area about this time of year and I think one marine biologist says it's normal to find isolated visitors from the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean.
Please do continue to share.
It's really hard to say if there have been any changes in the in fish or other animal populations since I started working here. It seems that some of the species, like single spot frogfish, have years where they are very common and years where you don't see them at all.
What I can say that I really notice down here is the land loss. Even though I have only been working down here a few years, I have seen lots of areas of marsh that are now gone.