VIDEO: Third dive in ‘Great Battery Roundup’

This week, “Diver Laura” James has been taking us along on an underwater cleanup odyssey off Seacrest, her continuation of the “Great Battery Roundup,” a project begun nine years ago. Her video above and report below chronicle how things went on this New Year’s Day:

What better way to start off the New Year than doing some good for our shared oceans! I can’t thank my dive buddies enough for coming out and sharing this dive!

We were able to remove not 6 but 8 batteries from the debris of the Honeybear wreckage in cove 2. All 8 are now up in the freshwater lens intertidal zone in preparation to be moved up into the shallow shallows on one of our king tides and then removed from the water and taken to West Seattle business Seattle Iron and Metals Corporation’s recycling facility.

Looking at the tides, we should be able to manage that over the next few days. If you dive cove 2 in the meantime, yes, there is a herd of batteries on the far side of the cove at the base of the riprap.

Huge thanks to Lamont Granquist for his epic camera skills and Michael McGoldrick for his excellent lighting! (and the intrepid sea lion who joined us)

Donations for the project can be made through Sustainable West Seattle.

Diver Laura’s previous two reports are here and here.

5 Replies to "VIDEO: Third dive in 'Great Battery Roundup'"

  • Kalo January 2, 2021 (8:37 am)

    Love the sea lion, cruising by to say  Thank You! for all your hard work, cleaning up the Salish Sea!

  • Lamont January 2, 2021 (9:29 am)

    If you just want to see the sea lion that buzzed us there’s a short clip starting at 0:34 in the video.

  • Friend O'Dinghus January 2, 2021 (10:11 am)

    Thank you Diver Laura, not only for your endless contribution to our community, but also for taking us along to places many of us would never experience otherwise. You fully deserve to wear that proud American dive gear. Salute!

  • Also John January 2, 2021 (1:17 pm)

    Thank you for cleaning up our Sound!  Your work is appreciated by all of us.

  • Laurie January 3, 2021 (3:31 pm)

    Thank you, Diver Laura!  

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