Seen at sea: Sub sighting; lettuce-lugging


Thanks to Chris Hannemann for that shot of a U.S. Navy sub and a U.S. Coast Guard boat, taken from Alki. “You don’t see that every day!” Chris noted. Meantime, thanks to the state Ecology Department for sending a couple photos taken in Dumas Bay (map) but of Fauntleroy relevance:



Those photos show a trial run on Wednesday for Blue Marble Energy, which DOE hired as a contractor for removing sea lettuce when it’s necessary — in other words, when it’s causing “high odor problems” at Fauntleroy Cove and/or Dumas Bay. It didn’t happen this summer but Blue Marble needed a trial run, so the operation was set up for Wednesday at Dumas Bay. As first announced earlier this summer, Blue Marble will harvest sea lettuce for use as a replacement for petroleum products; read about it here.

2 Replies to "Seen at sea: Sub sighting; lettuce-lugging"

  • Vanessa C. September 26, 2008 (9:48 am)

    War machines
    and ocean scenes
    lettuce pray.

  • JumboJim September 26, 2008 (1:02 pm)

    Does anyone else find it stupid that crews are hired to remove rotting seaweed from the water because nearby residents don’t like the smell?? If the seaweed is a non-native invasive plant I can understand the reasoning.

    Perhaps excessive nitrogen from lawns and other sources is washing into bays creating accelerated growth – but if that’s the case then they should be addressing the cause of the ecosystem problem – not just the result.

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