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The Bugs Are Back In Town!

Discussion in 'Commercial Divers' started by fstbttms, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. fstbttms

    fstbttms Manta Ray

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    I always like to end the day covered in copepods. They add, shall we say, a certain "aroma" to the evening air. ;-)

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  2. hullscrubber

    hullscrubber Solo Diver

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    mmmm... sea-maggots. I always love to tell a rookie boat owner their boat is infested with them...
     
  3. fstbttms

    fstbttms Manta Ray

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    Sea-maggots? Never heard that one before. You'll excuse me if I don't use it to describe the bugs I find on me in the future. ;-)
     
  4. rigdiver

    rigdiver Course Director

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    Better than diesel fuel. So good for the hair.:wink:
     
  5. Superlyte27

    Superlyte27 Cave Instructor

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    Glad I dive a superlite
     
  6. shoot2retrieve

    shoot2retrieve Angel Fish

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    Whoaaa!!! Do those just float in the water column and then attatch themselves to you or get on you during a surface interval? Also are they in fresh and saltwater? What are they exactly or what do I need to do a search under in google to learn more about them? That's just crazy!!!
     
  7. hullscrubber

    hullscrubber Solo Diver

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    Down here in Florida, they're just simple saltwater brine shrimp. At certain times of year, the water is thick with them. As a result, I get to be very popular with all the neighborhood cats...
     
  8. fstbttms

    fstbttms Manta Ray

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    These particular critters (and the pic shows a relatively few of them. I've come out of the water many times literally encrusted with them) live on boat bottoms and come off when you clean the boat. Freshwater? I dunno, I don't work in freshwater. Also, I couldn't tell you specifically what they are (other than some kind of copepod. Maybe they actually are brine shrimp. I've heard them called that before), but they are a very common organism here in the Bay Area.
     
  9. charlie123

    charlie123 Angel Fish

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    we call them brine shrimp my buddy got one in his ear some how ,he was wearing a hood got a nasty ear infection kept him out of the water for 2 weeks.
     
  10. wcbdiver

    wcbdiver Angel Fish

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    Yes, we have the same things on vancouver Island. Nasty little creatures. They attach themselfs to everything. When we scrap the nets at fish farms, they come off in the millions. I have heard of divers having them dig themselfs under thier exposed skin and getting a nasty infection. I have not had any bad experience with these creatures, and I have been covered with them, head to toe.


    John
    http://www.kuroshio.com
     

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