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COVID Can Still Imprison You Abroad. Keep in mind that if you're traveling and test positive, you may be stuck awhile. Katherine Burns (Alameda California) had a good diving trip in June to Fiji's Blue Lagoon Resort and reports, "To return to the mainland, the resort was obliged to test us again. Five people from the same dive group tested positive. Immediately everyone pulled out their masks and those who tested positive were separated and were transferred later in the day to the Pearl Resort for their seven-day quarantine." So, add seven days to that vacation, and a lot of extra expense, especially in changing plane tickets.

Lionfish on the Run? Jim Wedel (Sarasota Florida) who has owned and run a diving charter boat on the west coast of Florida for over 20 years, tells Undercurrent he's witnessed the explosive population of lionfish but has good news. In the last couple of years diving at the Florida Middle Grounds, he has seen a dramatic decrease in numbers. As a teacher of marine biology, he surmises that something has figured out that lionfish are edible and easy to catch. On two trips in May, with 27 divers, he only saw two lionfish, and last year only three during two trips. The local marine extension agent told him other reports are saying the same thing....

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