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Marine life on the USS Oriskany?

Discussion in 'Deep Dixie Divers' started by DiveNav, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. DiveNav

    DiveNav ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Hi,
    we are updating the virtual dive site of the USS Oriskany (adding "the gap", opening the stairwell, nicer textures, ...) and I would like to know what marine life you see when diving the mighty "O".

    Please post names with images :wink:

    Alberto (aka eDiver)
     
  2. SuPrBuGmAn

    SuPrBuGmAn Solo Diver

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    I usually see both fish and invertabrates, does that help any? :)
     
  3. DiveNav

    DiveNav ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    could you please be more specific? Names?
     
  4. SuPrBuGmAn

    SuPrBuGmAn Solo Diver

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    I call one of them Dave, although I'm not really sure if he's a dude or not. Its hard to tell fish sex and I'm not lifting anyone's skirt.
     
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  5. mwhities

    mwhities Contributor

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  6. CAVDVR93538

    CAVDVR93538 NSS-CDS Cave Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Contact Dive Down Under in Gulf Shores Al or MBT in Pensacola, Fl. They run trips to the Oriskany and are probably the most up to date, that I know anyway
     
  7. SuPrBuGmAn

    SuPrBuGmAn Solo Diver

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    Seadoggirl is friends with some local invertabrates there, apparently it was a girl, with eggs - I'm not sure what her name was though.
     
  8. Dr Dive

    Dr Dive Captain

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    Alberto,
    We routinely see barracuda, snapper, amberjack, grouper, octopus, lots of reef fish and tropicals. We have lots of weird local species too. It is a seriously rich site for marine life. That being said, there are some good photos that have been posted so once everyone gets done being funny, hopefully they will share some of their incredible images with you. Next time you are in town, give me a call.
    Capt. Jim
    Dr Dive
     
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  9. Hetland

    Hetland Solo Diver

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  10. DiveNav

    DiveNav ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Hi Capt. Jim,
    thank you for the list.
    Do you remember me? We met at DEMA a couple of years ago and you were supposed to send me info/plans/images of your dive boat so I could put it in the virtual dive site of the Oriskany (instead of a dive boat from Key Largo :D).
    Free advertising for You :wink:

    I am used to see people "being funny" ..... once they are done with it most of them becomes helpful and supportive.
    I appreciate any but of help I get.

    I will do it for sure.

    Alberto (aka eDiver)
     

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