|Marineland Platform SMB|
Posted by Max Bottomtime on September 24, 2011 at 14:28:57:|
I've placed plastic milk cartons as marker buoys on the Marineland Platform a couple of times and they were removed within a few days. After a squid boat dragged the platform last year, fouling it with a ton of net and killing a ton of animals, I knew I had to mark it again. This time I used a real buoy. I hope it will serve two purposes. I'd like to inform fishermen of the danger of setting a net there, and make it an accessible dive for Marineland beach divers again.
Merry and the new buoy
A couple of visitors approved of the new buoy
As for our dive, we arrived to find a plankton layer on the surface. We expected to see brown water down to at least forty feet, but instead it was only three feet thick. We had a nice twenty-five feet of vis all the way to the bottom. Among the critters who call the platform home are crabs, small fish, anemones, barnacles and nudibranchs.
Merry's video from last year
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