BP’s attempts to stop the oil from gushing out of what remains of the Horizon oilrig in the Gulf are not going well. Some of the experts have said that the question is when, not if, the oil slick will arrive in the Florida Keys. South Florida and the Florida Keys has been a favorite hangout for the past several years. Project Ocean President Corey Engstrom and Project Ocean Treasurer David Knisley will be traveling to the Keys next month. If the oily mess has not yet reached the Keys by that time, we will be diving the Vandenberg off Key West, the Spiegel Grove off Key Largo, and the Adolphus Busch off Big Pine Key in the Looe Key Marine Sanctuary. Those of you who have been in the Keys know that much of the live coral is already gone along with most of the sharks so wreck diving is becoming a main attraction to the area. If the oil has arrived in the Keys when we are there in June, we will be volunteering as part of the clean up effort.
We are hoping that we will have one last opportunity to do lots of diving and enjoy all of the natural beauty that the Florida Keys have to offer both underwater and above. But if the oil is there, our intention is to do whatever we can to help with the work that will be needed.