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Dead dolphin at Veterans Park

Discussion in 'SoCal' started by undrwater, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. mselenaous

    mselenaous Island girl ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Very sad indeed as it appears "man" (and his stuff) played more of a roll than nature did in.
     
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  2. mocrumbo

    mocrumbo Registered

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    Most of the lines were removed today. Would really be the right thing to do if the original line-runners were to go and clean up the rest of the mess.
     
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  3. undrwater

    undrwater Contributor

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    Can you provide more detail about this?
     
  4. Dive California

    Dive California Instructor, Scuba

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    mocrumbo...what lines did u remove...I'm NOT sure the navigation lines were what was in the video....how did you come to that conclusion if in fact you did remove the navigation lines?
     
  5. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Instructor, Scuba

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    Carlos, that reminds me of the guy who removed the first line I laid to the Marineland platform. He came up to the parking lot with a huge bundle of cave line and asked,"Can you believe someone left this out there?"
     
  6. GFuterfas

    GFuterfas Registered

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    The dolphin we found yesterday was obviously entangled in the navigation line. We know this because we could continue to follow the line and find where it was staked off by Re-Bar Concrete reinforcements used as stakes to anchor the line. It's the one that had the Warning sign about entering Boating Traffic lane at the end. Also, we're quite familiar with what cave line looks like verses fishing line or line used for lobster traps. This was the 2nd Dolphin found last week entrapped in those lines, so we decided immediate action was needed to remove the Upper Stairs line and also the Lower Stairs line. After this tragedy, I will personally cut and remove any lines I find at Vets or any other open water sites -- there may still be lines down there, especially headed south from the Crab Shack -- and I hope others will do the same. It's not something I would have thought possible since the lines lay along the bottom in 70' of water, but when we dove last week we were pelted by schools of sardines and could hear the dolphins above us chasing them. Perhaps the dolphins dove down after the sardines and became entangled. Very sad.
     
  7. Dive California

    Dive California Instructor, Scuba

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    Thanks Graham...I just wanted someone to follow the entangled lines to confirm the source. My plan was to get into the water to attempt this. Thanks for posting that bit of information.
     
  8. riguerin

    riguerin Blah Blah Blah

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    Good job guys !
     
  9. rypark1999

    rypark1999 Contributor

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  10. mocrumbo

    mocrumbo Registered

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    Well, let's be honest. Most dolphins that are caught/ tangled in fishing gear (or navigation lines, for that matter...) are killed. This rescue in Hawaii is exquisitely rare. Around the world, an estimated 1,000 dolphins, whales and porpoises are killed in fishing gear EVERY DAY! This is the reality of seafood. But I digress, that was not the topic of this thread.

    I will say, however, that if seeing those dolphins killed at Redondo has upset you, then please think about what you are eating...
     

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