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|08-15-2008 12:41 PM|
Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
That and the small problem of Captain Cook being the last one to take soundings in the area.
|08-14-2008 10:52 PM|
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!
|08-14-2008 09:54 PM|
Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
Of course, that was taken a few years ago, but isn't she a classic?!
|08-14-2008 09:29 PM|
" '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?
|08-14-2008 09:26 PM|
|sailingdog||Great, now we've got people quoting Capt. Ron.|
|08-14-2008 08:24 PM|
Originally Posted by sailortjk1 View Post
|08-14-2008 04:37 PM|
I hate that "newspaper". Is there an editor on staff, or is it run by a freshman highschool English class?
Enough ranting. Good to hear they all got out of it safe.
PS, Grotius beat me to it....
|08-14-2008 04:30 PM|
I was intrigued by the slightly off-topic sentences at the very end of the report:
|08-14-2008 04:02 PM|
|sailortjk1||"You've heard of it?"|
|08-14-2008 03:56 PM|
Originally Posted by Boasun View Post
Huge sucker, ran the whole coast. Not my boat, my boss' boat.
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