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Cozumel bans peeing in the sea

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by El Graduado, Jan 2, 2020.

  1. El Graduado

    El Graduado Manta Ray

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    New signs have been posted in Cozumel, politely requesting people (in stilted English) to stop peeing in the sea to protect the coral. That will fix the problem!!!

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  2. Dave Dillehay

    Dave Dillehay Dive Shop

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    Dear Ric,

    That is Funny!

    Dave
     
  3. Norrm

    Norrm Banned

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    That's not a ban that's a friendly polite request.

    Which will be ignored of course because:

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  4. Perryed

    Perryed Barracuda

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  5. emoreira

    emoreira Dive Resort

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    ppt (parts per trillion).
     
  6. M-Cameron

    M-Cameron Barracuda

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    ...so you can’t pee in the sea...

    But can bears still crap in the woods?
     
  7. El Graduado

    El Graduado Manta Ray

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    Any bears but Polar Bears.
     
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  8. ibj40

    ibj40 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Not a problem for many of us, conventional wisdom suggests that mine stays fully contained within my wetsuit.
     
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  9. drrich2

    drrich2 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Well, we read of sewage discharge into oceans harming reefs as it creates abnormally high nutrient levels (as can fertilizer run off in some places), and urine does contain substantial nitrogen. Maybe there's an impact?

    Sadly, I don't think this is a change we're going to make. From what an issue of DAN's Alert Diver magazine had to say, the buoyant effect of water shifts more blood volume into a diver's chest/abdomen, the heart interprets this as a fluid overload and send a message to the kidney to reduce blood volume...by peeing off water.

    And we encourage divers to stay hydrated! Not all boats have lavatories, and going into a small, dark enclosed space on a rocking boat can be a sea sickness nightmare.

    And most swimmers and snorkelers won't bother.

    While I don't know that the knowledge will inform any practical changes, I would like to know if the nitrogen we're, uh, cranking out, is having any effect on the reef.
     
  10. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    No rules against warhammering?
     

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