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Possible southern reef closure

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

  1. ChuckP

    ChuckP Manta Ray

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    I think Undercurrent has shown their lack of local knowledge
     
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  2. H2ODoc

    H2ODoc Barracuda

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    Like pi$$ing in the ocean. If you figure a diver pees a quart of urine into the water on a dive. If that quart contains 5% nitrogen, dilute that by the 10,000 gallons of water that a diver swims through, that's 1.25 mg/L of nitrogen. Consider the current in Cozumel, and that 10,000 gallons of water is swept out to sea in about 1 minute, and the nitrogen that peeing divers contribute is a drop in the preverbal bucket.
     
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  3. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Repeatedly.
     
  4. Christi

    Christi PADI MSDT/Dive op owner ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Take articles posted by Undercurrent with a grain of salt.
     
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  5. mcohen1021

    mcohen1021 Manta Ray

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    Sorry to bump this to the top again. Would someone be so kind as to remind me…

    Are the Cozumel reefs closing temporarily every year? If so, is it in October? Is there a place with a public schedule posted?

    Thanks in advance
     
  6. MargaritaMike

    MargaritaMike Divemaster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Shouldn't that be "a drop in the ocean"? :D

    Cheers - M²
     
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  7. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Better than a "preverbal" anything.
     
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  8. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Apparently, there will be rotating reef closures starting April 1. I have not seen any details or whether they are still moving ahead with this plan. I would imagine that @Christi has reliable details
     
  9. MargaritaMike

    MargaritaMike Divemaster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Now, now. Be nice. In the immortal words of Patrick Swayze in "Road House", "Just be nice". :)

    Cheers,
     
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  10. ChuckP

    ChuckP Manta Ray

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    At a class last night that I didn’t quite understand everything, they mentioned closing Columbia and parts of Palancar in August and September- during spawning.
     

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