[Coral-List] Low fishing areas of the Caribbean

Vanese Flood vanesef at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 6 12:07:48 EDT 2004

Hi Melissa and listers,
The turbidity could also be due to proximity with
Haiti -high deforestation and thus soil run-off. There
is one paper by Torres, et al that eludes to this
Sedimentation as an important environmental influence
on Dominican Republic reefs. Bulletin of Marine
Science 69(2): 805-818, 2001.
Let me know what the diving is like!

Vanese Flood
Department of Geology
University of Georgia

--- Melissa Keyes <mekvinga at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Dear Mark, and fellow Listers,
> I sailed all along the virtually uninhabited north
> coast of the Dominican Republic three years ago. 
> The mountains drop into the sea, and there are few
> streams or rivers or bays. There's no road along the
> coast, either.  I saw no fishing boats except a few
> tiny ones near the few villages, maybe five or six
> in all, outside of Puerto Plata and Sosua..
> The water was green like "up North", due, I presume,
> to the Orinoco Plume, and the fact that the D.R. is
> downstream from Puerto Rico, and the Virgins.  I got
> into as shallow depths of water as ten meters, and
> could not see any bottom features at all through the
> greenish water.
> I was unable to stop for a dive, much to my chagrin.
>  The weather and seas were too rough, and I was
> pushing toward safe harbors.  I've always wanted to
> go back and slowly work my way along the coast,
> diving every few miles.  This coast is very poorly
> charted. Haven't found anyone crazy enough to want
> to try to sleep anchored in six foot seas.  I bet
> the corals and fish populations there are untouched
> and beautiful, though.  There's a dive op in
> Luperon, and the people who dived with them said it
> was very nice, lots of fish and healthy corals.
> Maybe next year!
> I'm very much looking foreward to the book.  Please
> post where to buy it when it's published.
> Cheers,
> Melissa Keyes
> s/v Vinga, St Croix, USVI. Bonaire, N.A.
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