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Possible southern reef closure

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by gopbroek, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. diversteve

    diversteve Technical Admin

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    A ScubaBoard Staff Message...

    the usual, no personal insults etc.
     
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  2. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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  3. JackD342

    JackD342 Dive Shop

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    Can't believe I am allowing myself to be sucked into this tangent, but here goes:
    @ReefHound - I had to check back on earlier posts, and you do at least seem to agree that there is a problem. So there is at least some common ground there.
    Regarding your metaphor, and continuing on in the same vein - I don't think there is a gaping hole... just yet. But there are a lot of small leaks that are getting larger and more numerous all the time. The sump used to be able to keep up with, and even ahead of the leaks, but that is no longer the case. Time to start plugging leaks, and working to prevent new ones. Every leak that is plugged, reduced, or avoided gives that "sump" a better chance to return to equilibrium or better. Hope you are willing to bail a bit here and there yourself, because every little bit helps.
     
  4. Lewis88

    Lewis88 Nassau Grouper

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  5. soldsoul4foos

    soldsoul4foos ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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  6. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Nassau Grouper

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    I dove two tanks on Isla Mujeres last Christmas. Their big attraction they hyped at the resort we stayed at was the concrete sculptures of a few VW bugs and a lot of statues cast from people. The coral wasn't that plentiful and the fish life was not as abundant as my two previous trips to Cozumel. I've also dove the cenotes and the Playa del Carmen area. That's why we book at Cozumel instead of something around Cancun, Playa del Carmen or other mainland locations. I'm hoping it doesn't come to having to go elsewhere in the future. I will say the Cayman Islands are very nice but much more expensive.
     
  7. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Nassau Grouper

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    To me, it seems like they should be able to locate on satellite some coral that isn't frequented by divers and see if it has the disease. For instance, are the corals north of the Island that the northern operations have discovered healthy?
     
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  8. Lewis88

    Lewis88 Nassau Grouper

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    From what has been posted here, the northern sites also have the disease.
     
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  9. ChuckP

    ChuckP Manta Ray

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    The north looks just like the south
     
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  10. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Nassau Grouper

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    So, if reefs with no diver contact are also dead, it wasn't divers that caused it.
     
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