ICW: Alligator River-Pungo River Canal

The morning after the night’s anchorage turned out to be completely quiet – the mirror-like surface of the Alligator River reflected both the sky and the trees on the banks, and movement along it bore some kind of surreal image of inverted space. After completing our morning CTD cast, we set out on a journey along the mirror and wondered – why Alligator River? The name seemed to come from the resemblance of the river’s outline to an alligator, but in fact, these animals are present on its banks. We didn’t see any alligators, but again, there were plenty of eagles and other birds. At the end of the day, we docked at the R.E. Mayo Seafood Marina – a fishing boatyard that offers docks for transient boats and charges such a minimal fee for its services ( $16 for our boat) that it beat the prices even of Canadian dock fishermen, who charged $20 per boat. In addition, the marina store had a good selection of seafood at attractive prices.

CTD cast
Plot of CTD cast data
Find a dog and a hunting bite
A pelican – the first sign of the South!
Approaching R.E.Mayo Seafood Marina
Docked in the R.E.Mayo Seafood Marina
Pirates!
Night sky

4 Replies to “ICW: Alligator River-Pungo River Canal”

  1. The vegetation gets more southern by the day. 👍
    Do you transmit your casts to any Data Centers? Or make them available somehow in real time?

    1. Thank you, Yuri, for the question. We are working on data submission to the CIOOS and WODB, unfortunately, now we are shorthanded to do it in a real time – need QA/QC process to be done before submission. Stay tuned!

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