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Sea Urchin Diving 1979-1983

http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/002/cache/kelp-catalina-island_255_600x450.jpg                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             1979, anabolic fusion in us I began the greatest adventure of my life. Anabolic fusion in us For four years I dove Click here: Sea Urchins off the California Coast. Anabolic fusion in us I had fished commercially for 3 years prior to that time on the east coast. Anabolic fusion in us I started out fishing from Gloucester, anabolic fusion in us MA I began fishing Sea scallops on scallop Dredge boats as first a hookup man then a winchman for 3 years. Anabolic fusion in us We fished mainly Georges Banks and sometimes the Phebbenes. You may have heard of Georges Banks from the movie, anabolic fusion in us Perfect Storm? Three years and they were mostly years fishing scallops but I also fished on longline boats, anabolic fusion in us drag boats for shrimp and fluke, anabolic fusion in us (types of bottom fish similar to flounder)and black cod in Alaska. Anabolic fusion in us But that is another story. Urchins are considered a delicacy in Japan and are also eaten in other parts of the world. Anabolic fusion in us An urchin has 6 rows of eggs called uni in Japanese. Anabolic fusion in us They are invertabraes, anabolic fusion in us covered in spines and cling to the bottom of the ocean floor. Anabolic fusion in us They eat kelp. Anabolic fusion in us Urchins vary in weight and size. Anabolic fusion in us California urchins probably ranged between 1/4 pound to 1 and 1/2 pounds. Anabolic fusion in us At that time urchins brought a market price to the boat between 20 and up to possibly 30 cents a pound depending on quality and other factors. A good diver could pick 1000 to 2000 lbs of urchins in a good day at the channel islands and 500 lbs was a pretty fair day for the coast. Anabolic fusion in us Divers used what is called a hookah rig or hose which was usually 300 feet long or more. Anabolic fusion in us A compressor on the boat supplied the compressed air and through the hose or hookah, anabolic fusion in us the same principles of physics applied as if you were diving with bottles. Anabolic fusion in us We used 3/8 inch wetsuits. The best sea urchins are usually found in the thickest kelp ... Click here: kelp cutter Sea urchins are considered parasites to kelp cutters and can wipe out fields of kelp. Anabolic fusion in us Kelp is a very big industry and harvested for many uses. There are a couple types of tools used to pick urchins. Anabolic fusion in us They are basicly designed to keep the divers hand far enough away from the urchin to keep the diver from getting spined while he is in the process of picking. Anabolic fusion in us Invariably everyone was spined now and then primarily in the knees, anabolic fusion in us when starting out. Anabolic fusion in us I once drove a spine under my thumbnail to the bottom. Anabolic fusion in us It did not start to hurt until I came up from under the pressure. Anabolic fusion in us At 60 feet you are under a great deal of pressure and you have 3 lungfuls of pressurised air in your lungs, anabolic fusion in us which means if you surface quickly and hold your breath, anabolic fusion in us your lungs will explode in a very short period of time. Anabolic fusion in us We usually dove under 100 feet and tried to follow the dive tables by at least, anabolic fusion in us starting out deep, anabolic fusion in us and working in shallow to keep from getting bent or decompression sickness Click here: The Bends A metal hoop with a net suspended from it was used to collect the spineballs. Anabolic fusion in us An inner tube was used as a float bag and these bags could have anywhere between 200 to 500 hundred pounds in them. Anabolic fusion in us It is quite an art to learn how to navigate a 300 lb plus bag of urchins through kelp that is sometimes 3 foot deep. Anabolic fusion in us Once at San Nicholas Island I picked one bag of sea urchins that weighed 998 lbs. Anabolic fusion in us when it hit the dock. Anabolic fusion in us It took 2 float bags to get it to the surface. Anabolic fusion in us Much of the weight is lost during transportation because the urchin releases it's water. Diving the Channel Islands is absolutely amazingly beautiful and a lot of the time visibility is terrific. Anabolic fusion in us The coast, anabolic fusion in us however, anabolic fusion in us was usually murky. Anabolic fusion in us The many varied types of aquatic life is undescribable. My first day of diving urchins went some thing like this. Anabolic fusion in us I dove to about 35 or 40 feet and there was maybe 6 inches of visibility. Anabolic fusion in us A strong surge made it seem like I was in a washing machine. Anabolic fusion in us I was disoriented and felt very uncomfortable, anabolic fusion in us so I went up to the boat and dropped my picking tool. Anabolic fusion in us The rest of the day was spent looking for my picking tool and prying urchins of the rocks with adiving knife. Anabolic fusion in us Most of the time I was wrapped up in kelp, anabolic fusion in us disorientated and a few times ended up in my picking bag. At the end of the day I had picked about 50 lbs of urchins and made 5 dollars. Anabolic fusion in us I was exhausted and discouraged. The next day I dove on another boat and did not fair much better. Anabolic fusion in us We were diving for Sea Agar, anabolic fusion in us a type of seaweed. Anabolic fusion in us We were diving right off the breakwater in very shallow water and with a very strong surge, anabolic fusion in us like a washing machine. Anabolic fusion in us Things were going along fine when I felt a tug on my mask and noticed somehowfishing line had looped around my mask, anabolic fusion in us you know the clear monofilament. Anabolic fusion in us I did not have a knife and so I was having to unloop it from my mask when I felt a tug and realized it was also wrapped around my flipper. Anabolic fusion in us I knew if I panicked I was dead. Anabolic fusion in us After what seemed like eternity I unravelled myself from thefishing line and almost instantly found myself being dragged along the bottom by the hose hooked to my regulator and tied to my weightbelt. Anabolic fusion in us The boat was dragging anchor and to make it worse we had a dive tender someone who's topside and supposed to be tending the boat. Anabolic fusion in us He was laid back without a clue. Anabolic fusion in us Needless to say that was his last trip. Anabolic fusion in us I worked all day and picked 2 hundred pounds that day and made 20 dollars. Anabolic fusion in us Needless to say I was discouraged. On my third day I was at Santa Barbara Island and picked 600 pounds of urchins and was estatic. Anabolic fusion in us The best day I had, anabolic fusion in us many years later, anabolic fusion in us was at San Nicholas Island and I brought up 2, anabolic fusion in us998 lbs of urchins. Anabolic fusion in us We hit what was called a blackout. Anabolic fusion in us But that pales in comparison to my good friend and mentor who is stilldiving and fishing in Alaska. Anabolic fusion in us He once dove 5000 pounds a day for 3 days. If I had not met Mark I would have never dove. Anabolic fusion in us Here is a picture of his boat in Alaska 29 years later. Click here: Ketchikan Daily News | Mark's Boat During those years we dove Catalina and San Clemente, anabolic fusion in us Santa Cruz Island, anabolic fusion in us Santa Rosa Island, anabolic fusion in usAnd San Miguel. But under the water was always best.. We encountered every type of sea creature almost everyday. Anabolic fusion in us They claim the the sheepshead fish eats urchins and I once swam with them in caves off San miguel Island. Anabolic fusion in us They were twice the size of me!! A Click here: Sea Elephant swam straight toward me once at San Nicholas Island, anabolic fusion in us I just froze and he just swam on by Thankfully. Click here: Garibaldi are beautiful fish But the Giant Moray Eel are fun to feed and they will follow you around. Anabolic fusion in us All the fish love urchins and when you accidentally break one open the fish swarm like crazy. Anabolic fusion in us As vicious as the eels look, anabolic fusion in us these morey eels are rather friendly , anabolic fusion in us but don't stick your hand in some dark hole!! My best friends under water were the seals . Anabolic fusion in us They are like playful little dogs. Anabolic fusion in us Some of them liked to pull stunts like pulling on the dive hoses or trying to untie your bag full of urchins. Anabolic fusion in us They would swim straight at you then veer off a second before they hit you. Anabolic fusion in us Sometimes they would blow bubbles in our face as if mimicking us. Anabolic fusion in us This seal looks friendly enough. Anabolic fusion in us By the way Ever seen an underwater bug? The first day that I actually dove was a little rough. Anabolic fusion in us I went under the boat with shark attack Jack and swam around with one of the divers at a depth of around 35 feet. Anabolic fusion in us It was great.  The rest of the article can be found at: http://www.squidoo.com/Pugs1