Monday, June 02, 2008

Flotsam and Jetsam part two


Some time ago i did a piece on Flotsam and Jetsam which was read by many according to my web tracker. I find the whole topic very interesting. While fishing 20 miles off Antigua recently we were able to get far out enough into the Atlantic to be part of the main current that comes across from Africa. We saw four green nets a massive rope and many small bits and pieces of plastic. We caught plenty of fish too. I decided to jump over and have a closer look (while hanging on to the ladder). In the video i forgot to mention that out that far in the Atlantic flotsam and jetsam also can attract and support sharks. I didn't see any thankfully. Hope you enjoy the vid:


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

If it is not something organic, do you pick it up out of the water? Just wondering.....

Donna

AdventureAntigua.com said...

sometimes.. when its a plastic bag or something like that, but in the case of the nets we usually leave them with all the fish under them. we pick them up during beach cleanups when they finally wash up on shore.

Anonymous said...

If you're willing, you ought to pick up the next too. Besides catching and killing hundreds of thousands of marine wildlife every year, they provide an un-natural habitat for marine wildlife to migrate into environments that can't handle them.