It's autumn in the Chesapeake Bay, and all the animals are getting together and making their plans for the winter. Toulouse, the goose, is going to open a cooking school in a cornfield. Esmerelda, the lovely girl crab, is going to head south to the waters off Virginia. Chadwick hears about the adventures of Bernie, the seagull, and decides he wants to adventure off to the Aquarium in Baltimore. Then, disaster strikes as a cage lifts off with Esmerelda inside. Her next stop may be a seafood restaurant, and she'll be the main course.