Past Report: May Blooms

The dandelions bloom, and then the forsythias, and any old salt will tell you that with each of these spring occurrences come tautog and of course, striped bass. May tides and longer, warmer days produce different types of blooms—clouds of near-microscopic phytoplankton and subsequently, zooplankton. Suddenly appearing to indulge in the Spring bounty are massive …