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by 60south
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 173
Views: 43496

Re: The Bottle Thread

Things of beauty!
by 60south
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Peninsula Dive Today? (Sunday, 12/30)
Replies: 0
Views: 83

Peninsula Dive Today? (Sunday, 12/30)

Very last minute. It's such a beautiful day I would love to get out for a dive. Currents in PT are sucky although we could probably do a bottle hunting dive in town near the ferry terminal. Or Pt Whitney near Brinnon. Or the Gardiner boat launch. I just want to blow bubbles! Maybe meet somewhere at ...
by 60south
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Keystone -- after the storm
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: Keystone -- after the storm

Dove Pt Hudson yesterday... never seen so much destruction under the water. Lots of debris, leaves, wood, kelp, trash. The eel grass beds were missing or mostly destroyed. Many metridium anemones and monster barnacles gone. Just a mess. :-(
by 60south
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic
Replies: 43
Views: 1878

Re: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic

It will depend on a ton of other variables (for aquatic life) because lead competes with ions like calcium and magnesium on gill surfaces - the resulting ionic imbalance is what causes toxicity (at a very high level). Since many of the lead salts appear insoluble, or at least not-very-soluble, I'd ...
by 60south
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic
Replies: 43
Views: 1878

Re: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic

The surface passivation of metallic lead in water is a mixture of lead salts including Cl-, OH- and SO4-. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1179/000705982798274480?journalCode=ycst19 The high surface area along with the grinding of the pellets in the bag together afterwards is leading that pas...
by 60south
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic
Replies: 43
Views: 1878

Re: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic

Cheaper alternative: Bismuth.

Or use coated lead.
by 60south
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic
Replies: 43
Views: 1878

Re: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic

There's gotta be a chemist in this group with some more info on what the milky stuff is. That residue is almost certainly lead oxide. Lead naturally forms a thin oxide layer, a dull grey coating which often stays intact on solid weights. The trouble with shot weights is that the shot grinds against...
by 60south
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic
Replies: 43
Views: 1878

Re: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic

I see that milky residue all the time. It's why I wash my weights last, so the reg isn't contaminated.

Depleted uranium would work even better.
by 60south
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic
Replies: 43
Views: 1878

Re: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic

I'm not defending them, but they did post a response to ScubaGadget's FaceBook post on the matter: " Seasoft Scuba Hey, you can believe what you read or you can see what we have done over 35 years. We have been fined for spilling the equivalence of about 1 lb. of lead. Give us a little time to ...
by 60south
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Well this weather is kind of crappy for diving
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Well this weather is kind of crappy for diving

Just grousin'. Harumph.
by 60south
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 173
Views: 43496

Re: The Bottle Thread

Diver_Dave wrote:Fun to find them...


oh my! i have bottle envy.
by 60south
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: INMAR RIBS
Replies: 15
Views: 631

Re: INMAR RIBS

BillZ wrote:FYI... Although Zodiac has the name, their boats are probably ranked in the bottom half for build quality.


Interesting. I used Zodiacs for years and never had a problem, but that was the super-expensive mil-pro series.

What brands do you think are near the top?
by 60south
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: INMAR RIBS
Replies: 15
Views: 631

Re: INMAR RIBS

Well cool! I hadn't heard of them. No idea if of the quality but the inflatable prices are pretty good, on par with Zodiac or a bit cheaper.

https://www.inmarinflatables.com/inmar- ... 430-sr.htm
by 60south
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Ambon Indonesia
Replies: 28
Views: 1051

Re: Ambon Indonesia

WOW!
by 60south
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Marine Biologist Position
Replies: 0
Views: 302

Marine Biologist Position

A project manager /marine biologist position on the Olympic Peninsula.

https://www.marinesurveysandassessments.com/employment
by 60south
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 173
Views: 43496

Re: The Bottle Thread

Was dithering on whether to dive today, it being rainy and mucky out. Glad I went!

Found a German (?) stoneware mineral water jug. 1880's? The first one I've seen come out of the bay here. Wow!

beer bottle1.jpg
by 60south
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 173
Views: 43496

Re: The Bottle Thread

Whoa, blob tops! I love 'em. Nice collection.
by 60south
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3056
Views: 251428

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Hood Canal (Triton Cove and Point Whitney), lentil soup to 20' deep, opening up below with 25-30ft of vis.
by 60south
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 173
Views: 43496

Re: The Bottle Thread

From Monday's dive (#799!)

Two Washington Territory medicine bottles in perfect condition. "N.D. Hill & Sons Druggists Port Townsend, W.T."

Washington became a state in 1889, so these have been sitting on the ocean bottom since before then. Waiting for me!

medicine bottles1.jpg
by 60south
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Lobster in Puget sound?
Replies: 128
Views: 19576

Re: Lobster in Puget sound?

Is harvesting an illegally dumped invasive species from a protected park illegal?


Let's find out! :burntchef:
by 60south
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Dusty
Replies: 33
Views: 1638

Re: Dusty

Hang in there Rich!
by 60south
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 173
Views: 43496

Re: The Bottle Thread

Well this is fun! Found in Townsend Bay this past weekend...

Franklin Hart Remedy Co, New York. Circa 1880, "FLORAPLEXION cures Dyspepsia Liver Complaint and Consumption". Wow! A panacea.
cure1.jpg

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