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" 'I've had 50 years experience and it wasn't a case of making a mistake in reading the charts.' "

I wonder if he just forget to factor in the way coral bottoms can GROW and if you don't consider the date of the last sounding, plus the growth factors...Something those of us in northern waters don't normally have to account for.

With all the talk of recent ocean changes from global warming, perhaps reefs that were just hanging in there, are going to have growth spurts too?
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Great, now we've got people quoting Capt. Ron.
Watching it right now!

Of course, that was taken a few years ago, but isn't she a classic?!
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As for coral reefs growing faster than expected, I wouldn't say so. Due to global warming and slight increases in water temperatures, many reefs are dieing. If you were to SCUBA dive one of these, you'd find vast areas of 'bleaching." When the coral dies, it turns white. You'd find almost nothing alive in these areas. I believe many parts of the Great Barrier Reef are experiencing this. It really is very sad to see. Just thought everyone should know.

As for the danger of the sharks, that is a real concern. Some species of sharks that live around reefs are known to be agressive. But, I think the real danger would be the liferaft also hitting the reef and being torn to shreds.

I'm glad everyone made it out OK!
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" 'I've had 50 years experience and it wasn't a case of making a mistake in reading the charts.' "

I wonder if he just forget to factor in the way coral bottoms can GROW and if you don't consider the date of the last sounding, plus the growth factors...Something those of us in northern waters don't normally have to account for.

With all the talk of recent ocean changes from global warming, perhaps reefs that were just hanging in there, are going to have growth spurts too?

That and the small problem of Captain Cook being the last one to take soundings in the area.
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