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Day 4: Diving at Egmont Key

Posted Mon, Aug 16, 2010 by Emily Fisher to almudena fernandez, diving, egmont key, oceana gulf expedition, tampa bay

Here’s your expedition update for today, from Oceana’s senior campaign communications manager Dustin Cranor:

 After nearly 30 hours in commute, we finally arrived to Tampa.

The crew took off early this morning on the Oceana Lat-Long, the Latitude’s 28-foot tender, to dive at Egmont Key at the mouth of Tampa Bay. Egmont Key, a national wildlife refuge only accessible by boat, was home to Fort Dade during the Spanish-American war. Although this island was once capable of protecting our coasts from offshore invaders, it’s no defense against oil.

Here’s support diver Soledad Esnaola: 

Soledad Esnaola Second Oceana Dive Operation Egmont Key from Oceana on Vimeo.


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