Browsing Archive: December, 2012

Feeling Small

Posted by Jeffrey Milisen on Sunday, December 30, 2012, In : Megafauna 


 
For the most part, the ocean is a vast pit full of a fat lot of nothing.  How much nothing?  If you set sail from California on a straight path at a cruising speed of 12 mph, you might not hit land or see anything of interest for 22 days.  Underwater is a lot of the same.  When working on an open ocean aquaculture project where we dived in the middle of the ocean twice per day for months on end, most of the dives were in deep, unbroken, gin-clear blue water.  I spent hours looking at nothing...

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A Watery Union

Posted by Jeffrey Milisen on Friday, December 14, 2012, In : Events 

 On Wednesday, I was honored to help wed two of my good friends, Amanda Tucker and Alan Brockman.  Their one request was that the ceremony be held 80 feet underwater.  As the bride made her way down the mooring, the guests, headed up by Reverend Gabe Scotti, arranged themselves on the deck above the wheelhouse of the Sea Tiger.  The dappled light of the afternoon sun and turbid visibility created a unique atmosphere that contrasted sharply with the bride's white dress and red bouquet.


 
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