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Old 07-08-2011, 06:36 AM   #1
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Angry Mylar balloons

These should be outlawed...there must be millions of them floating around the ocean. I seem to see one every 5 minutes

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Old 07-08-2011, 06:38 AM   #2
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I'm seeing a lot too and when not too far out of my way, I net them! Yesterday we picked up a "Happy 4th".

Given the diversity of the human species, there is no “normal” human genome sequence. We are all mutants.
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:00 AM   #3
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so are you doing your part to pick them up?


nice job Buzz.
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:07 AM   #4
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buzz picked up everything yesterday
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:14 AM   #5
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No...I have to say I am not picking them up. It would distract me, I am out there to fish not be a trash collector. I say make them illegal to sell within 200 miles from any coast. These things last forever out there
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:17 AM   #6
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No...I have to say I am not picking them up. It would distract me, I am out there to fish not be a trash collector. I say make them illegal to sell within 200 miles from any coast. These things last forever out there
well shame shame IMO.


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Old 07-08-2011, 07:25 AM   #7
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No...I have to say I am not picking them up. .................... not be a trash collector.
I'm in training to work for keeperreaper! I'm looking to franchise the offshore business accounts.

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Old 07-08-2011, 07:59 AM   #8
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:00 PM   #9
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45 miles offshore today and there were more out there than inside BI.

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Old 07-08-2011, 05:15 PM   #10
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interesting,

i remember reading about a huge group of aerial baloons
launched from some european country recently....
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:49 PM   #11
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Absolutely everywhere. Fished off Peaked Hill to Golf Ball 2 weeks ago between 2-7 miles offshore, picked up 13 "graduation" related balloons.

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Old 07-09-2011, 04:42 AM   #12
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THey should be outlawed for sure. No matter where you go, on the beach on a boat they are everywhere.

Everything is better on the rocks.
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Old 07-09-2011, 05:14 AM   #13
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At least the Mylar balloons tend to float on top. The thing I hate the most is the plactic bags from the supermarket.....they seem to suspend in the water 2 feet below......works great on engine intakes

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Old 07-10-2011, 08:23 AM   #14
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After they have been out there a year or so, the printing wears off and they morph into what looks like a man-o-war

(I don't litter, in fact I clean up after others quite often, but I am not going to zig zag around the ocean and pick up balloons all day, IMO this needs to be dealt with at the source)
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:48 AM   #15
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the island of floating debris in the ocean
where it gathers naturally due to current
is as large as the state of TEXAS
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Old 07-10-2011, 03:33 PM   #16
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Unhappy Balloons

If anyone finds a mylar balloon that says happy 94th birthday please pm Me. Pop died 3 days after His 94th on oct 17th. Mom and I thought a nice tribute would be to let the balloon head off into the horizon. Was from Plymouth 3 miles from the sea. He loved the balloon. Its a long shot, but one never knows. Thanks all!
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