Re: A small part of an email that came with the gill net photos


Outer Bamnks diving on the Great Escape Southern California Live-Aboard Dive Boat

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Posted by Elaine on April 20, 2005 at 11:04:35:

In Reply to: Re: A small part of an email that came with the gill net photos posted by sheephunter on April 20, 2005 at 10:56:11:

They were able to save lots of lobsters.

"There were so many fish and a big Blue sharks
tangled on this end that the weight was just too heavy to pull up. All of a
sudden to my complete amazement, a lift bag was inflated and started to pull
the entire cluster off the bottom of the ocean. Jacques Cousteau was
applauding ingenuity and efforts. Once to the surface, we made the
decision to bring my boat in and haul out the net. We were on high alert
because the boat was ten to fifteen feet away from a rock that was now high
and dry. The tide was dropping and time was of the essence. After several
attempts and the props being tied up twice we managed to pull the net on
board and get it out of the kelp bed. From there we brought it in on a
beach and spent the next two hours cutting out at least a hundred of
lobsters. Some of the lobsters were 5 pound plus and one was 8 pounds. As
we all started to feel good about this huge undertaking, we started to think
about the larger live lobsters that were piling up on the beach. There was
at least seven or eight "Nice Size Lobsters" that would of made a nice
reward for our good deed. As the four of us sat on the beach totally
exhausted and reflective, I was reminded of a saying that was told to me
long ago. "Character is the thing you do, when no one is looking." With
that we let every single lobster go and truly felt like we had done our good
deed for the day!"



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