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Sept 30th - Oct 2
Sea Ranch House
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In Other Ocean News:
From Our friends at the DFG:
Fish and Game Commission Votes to Close Abalone Fishery in Sonoma County
The California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) today took emergency action to close the abalone fishery along part of the northern California coast. Specifically, the Commission voted 3-0 to close the fishery in the entirety of Sonoma County. Commissioners Daniel Richards and Richard Rogers were not in attendance.
This action was taken in the wake of confirmed reports of dead red abalone and other invertebrates on beaches and inside coves along the Sonoma County coastline.
Data continue to be collected that shows an abalone die-off
along the Sonoma coast beginning Aug. 27. According to Department of Fish
and Game (DFG) biologists, these abalone deaths coincided with a local
red tide bloom and calm ocean conditions. Although the exact reasons for
the abalone deaths are not known, invertebrate die-offs have occurred
in the past along the northern California coast due to lack of oxygen
and/or poisoning when similar weather and bloom conditions existed, but
not at the magnitude of this event.
Abalone fishermen are advised to contact a physician immediately if they feel sick, and to report symptoms to the local county health department (www.sonoma county.org/health/about/publichealth.asp). The latest red tide updates from the California Department of Public Health are also posted online at http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/Pages/DDWEM.aspx.
For more information, please refer to DFG's Sept. 2 press release, available at http://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2011/09/02/abalone-die-off-observed-in-sonoma-county/.
Diver sets new world record GROVELAND, FL --
For the last five days he survived on a liquid diet of
Ensure and Gatorade.
Scott Cassell completes 30 mile dive from Catalina to San Pedro
At 6:15pm Saturday, Scott Cassell arrived safely at Cabrillo
Aquarium Beach in San Pedro Harbor after covering
30 miles in a single day of diving. Using a computer controlled mixed
gas rebreather, a DUI drysuit with an argon inflation system, 4th Element
Halo 3D thermal protection, and dual Luminox dive watches, he completed
the distance in less than 12 hours, after some technical issues delayed
the planned 4am start time by several hours.