JIM, Frank Sanger S. A. N. G., Florida discussed on Scuba Shack Radio
When I was planning to show I wanted to do an update on the recent causing l.. I reported earlier this year in my blog that the race in causing all were closing in October because of stony coral tissue lost disease and they expected those reefs to be opening up again in December. But I wasn't able to find anything specific about the reefs opening back up again. Also a lot of our divers like to dive in the Florida keys. Not as also being impacted by the stony coral oral tissue lost disease. So I thought I'd do a little bit of an update there on that particular item quick recap stony coral tissue loss disease. Zeze is a lethal disease. That was first reported in two thousand fourteen in Florida now while its causes are unknown own. They suspect that it's bacterium. That's causing the disease. Since it was first reported in Florida back in two thousand and fourteen it spread read to Jamaica. The Mexican Caribbean Saint. Martin Saint Thomas and Dominican Republic. Now there are some highly susceptible type of coral to the disease and they are particularly brain coral pillar coral elliptical star coral smooth. smooths floral maze. Choral those are the ones that are highly successful now in doing some research. I came across this great website right. It's called A. G. R. A. Or the Atlantic Golf Rapid Reef Assessment Program. And and it's a program that Champions Coral Reef Conservation an empowers those who protect these diverse ecosystems and it was first started in Nineteen Nineteen ninety-seven by Dr Robert N Ginsburg now. The goals of age E. R. R. A. R. doc scientifically typically sound comparable regional surveys of the health of coral reefs promoter collaborative learning platform training exchange and open access Advance our scientific understanding of coral reefs analyzed data results and provide easy access to data and serve as a catalyst list to conserve impacts partnerships create effective communications to a wider audience. Now if you go to the A. G. You are a website that's h. e. r. Dot Org and you click on the coral disease outbreak. You get a lot of Information related related to the stony coral tissue loss disease. It provides the description characteristics latest news tracking tracking the disease and provides several videos that you can actually look on the website now. What's so different about? Stony coral tissue loss US disease well first of all there are many coral species that are impacted by this particular Malady it's got a high prevalence. There's a rapid mortality rate in the coral. They're high rate of transmission and it goes over a large geographic area and it is taking a long duration so it's very different than things they found in the past now some good news Florida has introduced some interventions and they seem to be helping out and they're using topical applications of either chlorine or Amoxicillin they're also using some poxy to help save the corals what they're also doing some so nappy tation where they cut off the disease part and allow the rest of the according to to grow and then there's also some relocation they actually move the coral from one area to another that's not impacted by disease now. Amoxicillin seems to any more effective than the chlorinated treatments that they've been using So there's a lot going on here with stony coral tissue loss disease. I would encourage you take a look at this Go out to the age E. R. R. A. Website And you'll get a lot of great information on this and see just what's happening. We're hoping that the reef soap and soon in Causa Mel and let's also hope that we get this disease under control in back in two thousand eighteen. We had a booth at the Hebron Harvest Fair here in Connecticut and women came up to to me at the booth and said that her father in law introduced scuba diving to the United States and his name. Was Jim Kale. That's interesting so I figured I'd do a little bit more research on. That took me a little bit of time but I finally got around to it first off. Jim was a navy defraud. Men were formerly known as the UT in he was actually when one of the first classes of the ut called the Amphibian Rogers Rogers after you get out of the navy. He wanted to continue diving so he started a salvage business and not alternately turned into into a company called New England dive in that went pretty much countrywide. They were doing a lot of work around the country. Jim was born in one thousand nine hundred ninety six and he passed away in two thousand eight and you can read a lot about him on his wikipedia page now. According to wikipedia Jim was a now. He Co founder. In if you go out to the Boston Sea Rovers page. He was also an original member of the Boston. Ymca Sea Rovers now. There's a quote on the wikipedia page says cousteau invented scuba diving Piquet Hill introduced to the United States. A couple of other interesting things You know he started the WHO. We caught by scuba training camp camp which was on children's island in Salem Massachusetts and apparently he started that with buster crabb. Who's the actor who played Tarzan? Also it says that he consulted to Lloyd bridges on Seahawk. Haven't been able to verify that in any of my research with C. on but that's an interesting tidbit now. One of the things that I came across on the Wikipedia page was a reference and it was to a book written by. Jim's brother. Bob Okay and that book is called diary of the depths and it was published in nineteen seventy two by Robert Ellis Kahlil. Now it's really interesting. Read I found. I was able to get a copy from Abe books and It's a really quick. Read and it recounts stories by Jim Along with several of other stories of Robert himself and then there's a couple of other divers that talk about Some of their adventures in diary of the depths. One of the interesting ones Is a couple of chapters by a fellow named Frank Sanger S. A. N. G. E. R.. And Frank was a double amputee. Who Lost an arm and a leg when he was two years old and a trolley act in peabody Massachusetts but frank became a very accomplished diver and worked a lot with Jim couple of stories? Jim Recounts his training as the U. D. T. Frogman in. He talks also about his time in Greenland where they were sent to blow up icebergs and also also some of the work that he had to do under the ice in recovering. Soldiers lost in a truck accident there. Also a couple of chapters in there. Were Jim Bob. Talk about. The workday did in underwater evidence recovery in a very publicized murder case in Massachusetts couple of chapters that are stories by Frank. Sanger recount the work that he did recovering bodies on a lear. Jet That went down on in Boston harbor and also worked at. They did on trying to recovery bodies from something called the Texas Tower which was the tower built way out in the Atlantic about sixty miles out as a radar intercept during the cold. War in Texas Tower went down in a storm and they were sent out to try and and save a anybody that might have been in the Texas Tower. Unfortunately no one was saved but Frank recounts some of the interesting and hazards of that dive so it took me a little bit different direction. Action trying to research Jim K.. Hill to diarrhea the depths in some of the history of New England diving. But I thought I'd pass along very interesting interesting stuff in the history diving. The United States is pretty pretty pretty cool.