Friday, February 27, 2009

Artificial Reefs

That's a fun idea that's actually been around for a while: Artificial reefs from sunken ships. I wonder how many people supporting this idea are against offshore drilling- oil rigs being another artificial structure that fish seem to like?

That's kind of like wondering how many people screaming about new cell phone towers are the same ones that think government should provide wireless networks to everybody.

3 Comments:

At 11:32 AM, Blogger Hans said...

That would be a great idea. As far as offshore drilling, Off shore rigs enhance the fishery and have an impeccable safety record both off the West Coast and in the Gulf- hurricanes and all. Unfortunately neither will ever even be considered as far as pros and cons.

 
At 1:18 PM, Blogger Rose said...

there's some great stuff out there on Oil Platforms and Artificial Reefs, Fred -

Here;s a YouTube video of a Travel Channel dive called The Great Cajun Reef...

The Travel Channel producers, fashionably greenish in their views... read... a book titled The Helldiver's Rodeo. The book described an undersea panorama that (if true) could make an interesting show for the network, they concluded, while still scoffing.

They scoffed as we rode in from the airport. They scoffed over raw oysters, grilled redfish and seafood gumbo that night. More scoffing through the Hurricanes at Pat O'Brien's. They scoffed even while suiting up in dive gear and checking the cameras as we tied up to an oil platform 20 miles in the Gulf.

But they came out of the water bug-eyed and indeed produced and broadcast a program showcasing a panorama that turned on its head every environmental superstition against offshore oil drilling....

The panorama of marine life around an offshore oil platform staggers anyone who puts on goggles and takes a peek, even (especially!) the most worldly scuba divers. Here's a video peek at this seafood bonanza....


Truly spectacular!

 
At 1:25 PM, Blogger Rose said...

Here's another one - looks like so much fun!

 

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