First, the reports are accurate. There is a lot of salt accumulation in the ocean. It apparantely effects people surrounding the ocean in similar ways. They dance a lot. They also don't wear many watches. However, they sell watches, t-shirts, and lots of fruit juices mixed with rum. They laugh a lot. People that live away from the oceans don't seem to do that.
I will report on the other bizarre behavior as I get the time. Gotta start paying for this trip, now.