As I sit huddled near my space heater during this unprecedented cold spell hundreds of fish, mostly mangrove snapper and snook, are dying in the canal behind my house. They are coming to shallow, sunlit water trying to warm their cold blooded bodies.
One feels helpless, wanting to do something. There is really nothing one can do but hope for warmer weather, like all of Florida is doing.
There are reports from all around Pine Island of dying fish. Snook, lady fish, and mangrove snapper seem to be suffering the most.
But nature wastes very little. Herons, egrets, osprey, and eagles are about to have a buffet like they seldom see.