A busy Friday for divers at Fossil Point

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There was a lot going on for divers at Fossil Point on Friday 6 November. Their challenge was to collect marine debris – I was expecting some fishing lures & line, a bit of plastic debris, maybe some rope, but Kevin & Ian brought up the bottom of a boat!!

Kevin & boat bottom

Courtney found some derelict fishing gear underwater and there was a white tarp floating at the surface which we collected as well.Underwater debris

Isaac and Benoit missed their opportunity to participate in the underwater pumpkin carving competition during CAS week, so they brought their pumpkin underwater with them and carved it at Fossil Point.

Isaac & Benoit

Alashua & Malou found some small pieces of garbage underwater and a mostly intact bird skeleton! It may be a Thayer’s gull?

Gull skeleton in bucket Gull skeleton

While I was waiting for divers to surface, I also collected some floating debris that was drifting past the boat along with a pteropod / sea butterfly.

Pteropod

It was a busy & wonderful afternoon!

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