The Diver I departed for the Texas Clipper at 0900 and met 3 to 5 foot seas. Water temperature was 78 degrees from the surface to the bottom. The was a lot of plankton present. Visibility at 60 to 80 feet was 20 feet horizontal. This is turning out to be a very dry year so far and we expect visibility to improve dramatically this year without the flood waters of the Mississippi bringing nitrates and phosphates into the Gulf of Mexico.
May 9, 2009