Thanks, I didn’t realize that the buoy was no longer designed to be free floating. It’s simple enough for me to rig up something to mount it to.
I don’t know if I will agree to do Bering Sea Gold, the producers of the show have called me about once a week for the past few months, they’ve even flown out here multiple times to try to convince me to do the show. But the show is mainly about a few of the small scale folks, who are a lot more chaotic than my large scale, professional operation. My dredge is over 6 times bigger than the CR, and can move 10x as much material per year. You can see more on my website: www.tagiukgold.com
One thing I really want to do is create a SFM model of each site every year, so I can then overlay each site by year so the biologists can more clearly see the regrown. I especially want them to tell me if there is anything I can do differently to improve the habitat. The dredging action fluffs up the sea floor and allows deeper penetration by the sea life. I also need to document nearby unmined areas for a baseline, since the shallow water is so turbulent, a major annual storm can dramatically alter the seafloor.
So many possibilities for science! Heh, “A Bering Sea of Possibilities”