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Re: Very Murky Upper Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries

I cleaned my speedo paddle wheel this weekend, just going to leave it out. Anyway, the growth was moving...as I scrapped it off these tiny worm like creatures were freaking gross. Never seen anything like this before, a few barnacles here and there, some slime, but never this fuzzy crap with tiny little creatures living in it??? WTF

Has anyone been able to find out whats going on? I tried searching to find some info but nothing.
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I cleaned my speedo paddle wheel this weekend, just going to leave it out. Anyway, the growth was moving...as I scrapped it off these tiny worm like creatures were freaking gross. Never seen anything like this before, a few barnacles here and there, some slime, but never this fuzzy crap with tiny little creatures living in it??? WTF

Has anyone been able to find out whats going on? I tried searching to find some info but nothing.
Try picking up a mooring line and see whats living on it..! Yep..had those little creatures on me in unmeationable areas as well.. Like the water version of human lice... Just wash 'em off with fresh water and soap.
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I cleaned my speedo paddle wheel this weekend, just going to leave it out. Anyway, the growth was moving...as I scrapped it off these tiny worm like creatures were freaking gross. Never seen anything like this before, a few barnacles here and there, some slime, but never this fuzzy crap with tiny little creatures living in it??? WTF

Has anyone been able to find out whats going on? I tried searching to find some info but nothing.
I believe the little worms are juvenile barnacles.
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I believe the little worms are juvenile barnacles.
Took a little closer look at these creatures as I again dove on the boats bottom this weekend. They appear to be Blue Crab larvae..it's there devil looking tail at their Zoeae stage that seems to define them..



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Re: Very Murky Upper Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries

I dive on my boat's bottom pretty regularly and the growth this year has been more substantial than years past. Had a boat limp in under sail..saying his engine was "blown" from over heating..Probably only needs cleaning of thru hawls and prop.

Just curious..other marinas seeing an increase in haul outs??
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Re: Very Murky Upper Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries

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I dive on my boat's bottom pretty regularly and the growth this year has been more substantial than years past. Had a boat limp in under sail..saying his engine was "blown" from over heating..Probably only needs cleaning of thru hawls and prop.

Just curious..other marinas seeing an increase in haul outs??
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Re: Very Murky Upper Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries

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Yep. See this thread:

Baby Barnacles

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Took a little closer look at these creatures as I again dove on the boats bottom this weekend. They appear to be Blue Crab larvae..it's there devil looking tail at their Zoeae stage that seems to define them..



BLUECRAB.INFO - Blue Crab Life Cycle
..from personal..in-your-face up-and-close with these creatures..be glad to mail you one Wife says you can have as many you like and make 'em grow into full size Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs and sell 'em for 90 bucks a dozen
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Re: Very Murky Upper Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries

As far as I can tell, bottom paint was a total waste of money for everyone. The barnacles seem to LIKE it this year.
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Re: Very Murky Upper Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries

I found a small amount of very small barnacles and those where on the prop. I mostly found a heavy coatng of slime..
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