MBARA Reef Survey Worksheet version 1.0

Reef Site Name : MB-100 OAR Barge Depth : 89 ft.

Survey Date : 07/03/2009 Survey Time: 11:45 AM ET

Weather conditions and sea state: 2-4 ft. seas, sunny

Boat Name: High Interest Boat Captain: Keith Neel

Dive Leader : Keith Neel

Dive Team : Charlene Neel

 

Position Readings

Loran Manufacturer & model: Raytheon RayNav-570

TD 1 : 14047.0 TD 2: 46789.7

GPS Manufacturer & model:

N Lat. : W Lon. :

Differential GPS Manufacturer & model: Garmin GPSMAP-182 w/ GBR-21 DBR

N Lat. : 29 46.091 W Lon. : 85 36.714

 

In-Water Readings

Water Temp - surface : bottom:

Visibility - surface : 80 ft. bottom: 40 ft.

Specific Gravity - surface: bottom:

Current - direction: speed :

Thermocline Depth: 60 ft.

 

Bottom Composition : white sand

Reef Materials & Quantity : Steel barge, 100 ft. long

Reef Height (average): 10 - 12 ft.

Reef Physical Condition : excellent

Biological Growth: algae, barnacles, hard & soft coral, sea urchins

Fish Count : > 200 amberjack, > 500 red snapper, > 20 black snapper, > 5 gag grouper, > 10 triggerfish, spadefish, silver grunts, hard tail jacks, scamp, queen angelfish, large school of minnows.

Other Comments : Barge is upside down resting on pilot house and concrete culverts boxes strapped to deck.

 

Located in the Bridge Rubble Permit Site.