Abbie Lundberg, Tony’s wife, writes: “Tony brought home a bunch of sand fleas yesterday and the seahorse was excited – hunting and catching some, but he then spit them back out. The aquarium never called back, so Tony decided to release him today, back in the same area he found him. (Of course the aquarium called after that happened ) Hopefully he’ll find his way back to warmer waters.”
Thank you to Abbie and Tony for sharing their seahorse capture and release story. Readers may have noticed in the comment section of the previous update that lobsterman Gary also came home with a seahorse, which he found off Plum Cove Beach. I never would have imagined that we have seahorses, even occasional ones, living in the cold waters of Cape Ann, but it is truly exciting to know they are here.
Here’s a short video of a Lined Seahorse that I shot at the aquarium in Cincinnati while visiting relatives about five years ago. Although the same species as Gloucester’s little seahorse, note the two wildly different colors. Lined Seahorses change color to blend with their environment, which aids in capturing prey.
This funny video came up on my video feed, of male seahorses giving birth. FASCINATING!!!
The outstanding exhibit of Jeremy Adams instruments and furniture is not to be missed. To accompany the exhibit Voicing the Woods: Jeremy Adams, Instrument Maker, the Cape Ann Museum is offering a series of mini concerts and instrument demonstration. The series runs as follows:
Saturday, November 5 at 11:00a.m. – Kevin Birch
Birch has performed throughout the United States, Europe and South America. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Iowa with previous studies at the Sweelinck Conservatory (Amsterdam) and the New England Conservatory (Boston).
Saturday, December 3 at 11:00a.m. – Jeremy and Kathleen Adams
Kathleen Adams is the organist and choirmaster at the Annisquam Village Church in Gloucester, MA. She studied singing at the American Conservatory of Music and organ and conducting at Harvard University. Jeremy Adams, one of the most gifted musical instrument makers in New England, studied at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge.
Saturday, January 7 at 11:00a.m. – Frances Conover Fitch
Fitch is an internationally touring harpsichordist and organist. She is currently on the faculty at the New England Conservatory of Music, Tufts University and Brandeis University.
Saturday, February 4 at 11:00a.m. – Carolyn Day Skelton and John Skelton
Carolyn Day Skelton has served as the summer organist at Emmanuel Church in Manchester-by-the-Sea since 1984 and received her Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory. John Skelton also began his career at the New England Conservatory and has served as music director at the Maple Street Church in Danvers for 28 years.
This program is free for CAM members or with Museum admission paid upon arrival. Space is limited; reservations required. Reservations can be made by calling 978-283-0455 x10, firstname.lastname@example.org or online at Eventbrite.
Danielle served a fabulous array of snacks and treats at Friday evening’s Jintara Nutprasas gallery event. They were so super delicious, I stopped back today and picked up a bag of provisions to bring to a friend on the mend. In addition to her beautiful selection of pastas, You Must Try Danielle’s homemade cheeses, made fresh every Friday, and handmade salami. What did we do on Cape Ann before Danielle opened her friendly doors? Pastaio Via Corta is located at 11 Center Street in Gloucester. Visit Danielle’s website here.
Speciality sandwich #19 from Cafe Bishco!
Same great food and addicting FroYo with new owners!
Go on down and say hello to Lynn Silva!
Leaving Rocky Neck this morning around 9 and saw this guy sauntering down the street and duck into a yard
Thanks Lisa Smith! Here is the direct link to Dave’s film of the October 18th Joint Meeting of the City Council & School Committee:
Next school committee meeting is October 26.
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Dawn’s wondeeful mini apple tarts at Passports European inspired October Fest wine dinner Thursday night. Recipe please!