An Ocean County firefighter and photographer captured an image of a blowout tide scene in Mystic Island late Monday afternoon.
Roman Isaryk headed to the Great Bay to capture the sunset when he noticed something very amiss.
“It looked like someone pulled the drain plug,” the Mystic Island resident said. “Best way I can describe it.”
Clams were visible, and seagulls were feasting, Isaryk said.
A blowout tide occurs when west-northwest winds blow water out of a waterway, producing unusually low