[Coral-List] The Dominican Republic

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Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:09:45 +0000 (UTC)

From: MelissaE Keyes <melissae.keyes at yahoo.com>

Subject: [Coral-List] The Dominican Republic

To: Coral Coral <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>

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?Hello, Listers,

I wonder if anyone has dived ?or surveyed the corals along the northern
coast of the Dominican Republic? ?Most of the coast is mountainous, with
steep forested hills descending straight in to the sea, or ocean. ?I believe
that's the Atlantic. ?There are only two bays with towns, the rest of the
coast is generally devoid of humans.

I sailed along there once. ?The water isn't clear at all, perhaps due to the
Orinoco Plume. ?Couldn't see the bottom in ten meters of green water. ?

At the entrance of the Luperon bay, someone scuba dived on a boat that had
run aground, so we could best know how to free up the boat. ?The man said he
was surprised at how much living coral there was.

OK, thanks for your time and attention, I am just curious about this (maybe)
pristine part of the Caribbean


Melissa E. Keyes~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S.Virgin Islands




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