While Hurricane Matthew was pounding Florida, the small fry in Fuller Lake were dealing with their own tempest.
It was all a matter of scale.
For us, a hurricane is a major weather event. If you’re a fish less than an inch long, a windy day in a not-so-large lake is a major weather event.
The fry, barely out of the egg, were being tossed about in the cold, glass-clear water of the lake in Pine Grove Furnace State Park. From their point of view, it surely seemed as if they were in a typhoon at sea.
Yet all this activity was occurring in water no more than an inch deep.