Sunday, August 29, 2010

Saturday, 3:00 p.m. - On this lovely afternoon the TRUE dive team was blessed with the oppurtunity to visit the Neidemeyer's coral nursery, where they have been collecting and asexually creating more and more A.Cevircornes over the past few years. The dive group consisted of the Neidemeyer family, the TRUE dive, and a few members of the coral restoration foundation. We went on 2 seperate dives while we were at the farm, and split up all the work in between the different groups. The different jobs were as follows; cleaning the algae off bases of the corals, hanging the corals on line similar to a "hydroponic farm", epoxying the baby corals to bases, and moving rubble without fins.

Saturday Night, 9:00 p.m. - While the world is getting ready for bed, the TRUE dive team is getting ready to go on another coral spawning adventure. The dive group was essentially the same as the afternoon dives were, except an added cameraman. Once we got to the reef, half of the divers went in at around 9:45 and stayed down for 45 minutes, while the second half went down at around 10:15. It was quite an exciting dive, but I find all the night dives to be exciting. But, as with the other dives, it was another unsuccessful dive trip without a spawn. And we are all hoping that today will be "the day."

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