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September 8, 2010

Wednesday, September 08, 2010


© OCEANA / Carlos Suárez


We get up early because there is still much to be done. The days in port are all alike, a lot of planning, preparing and logistics. But today, the divers take advantage to dive on one of the hundreds of oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. Specifically, the platform is roughly 30 miles from our current location, the Port of Gulfport in Mississippi. This is roughly 2 and a half hours each way.

As soon as we hear the sound of the Oceana Longitude, we go on deck to receive our divers. We’re anxious to hear about their experience in that environment: the water was quite green, no corals, only a few sponges on the tubes. However, they spotted many fish, including large ones like Atlantic spade fish, red snapper, groupers, angel fish, lookdown, …

Although they’re tired, they still want to show us images like these…