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Old 10-09-2013, 06:29   #1
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Seen at sea

Saw this at sea yesterday, reported it but thought it should be posted here:

Time: 10:30 AM
Latt: 31 02.80N
Long: 81 25.35W
Current was north @ .5 knts
Looks like a piece of gypsum.


Or a landing place for sea birds.
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:38   #2
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Saw this at sea yesterday, reported it but thought it should be posted here:

Time: 10:30 AM
Latt: 31 02.80N
Long: 81 25.35W
Current was north @ .5 knts
Looks like a piece of gypsum.


Or a landing place for sea birds.
Love your "location" comment below your avatar!
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:49   #3
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Piece of drywall? I'm not a home construction guy but isn't that pretty soft stuff?
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FAD Fish agregating device
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FAD Fish agregating device
That's kind of what I was thinking, but just on a random drift? Had to have broken off from something.

Regardless, better be trolling a lure when you go past that thing.
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:34   #6
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Piece of drywall? I'm not a home construction guy but isn't that pretty soft stuff?
Yep, and I don't think that it floats, either.

Lots of stuff floating about in some areas, so it's surprising that there are not more collisions with that crap (PNW area maybe there ARE a lot of collisions!).

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That's kind of what I was thinking, but just on a random drift? .
I dont think it looks random. They are bits of aluminum foil up on sticks on it?

Radar reflector. So the fishermen lay it in a known spot and then go look for it an a few days time and grab the Mahi Mahi that have congregated underneith

It maybe anything, of course, its hard to see from here... but in the area you are in theres lots of poor local fishermen?


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No aluminum reflectors, just a flat board, nothing sticking up.

It was about 6 miles out due east of Sapelo Sound, GA
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A old river rat told me one of the things that can cause the most damage is hitting a piece of plywood after a flood, it'll float just under the surface & plays hell with the dangly parts.
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