MBARA Reef Survey Worksheet version 1.0

 

Reef Site Name : MBARA Barge Depth : 67 ft.

Survey Date : 07/21/2001 Survey Time: 9:00 AM ET.

Weather conditions and sea state: partly cloudy, 2 3 ft. seas

Boat Name : High Interest Boat Captain: Keith Neel

Dive Leader : Keith Neel

Dive Team : Keith Neel, Ron Childs, Jim Nicholson,

Rich Riel

 

Position Readings

Loran Manufacturer & model: Sitex 787 C

TD 1 : 14106.2 TD 2: 46839.7

Differential GPS Manufacturer & model: Garmin GpsMap 130 w/ GBR-21

N Lat. : 29 53.145 N W Lon. : 85 32.792 W

 

In-Water Readings

Water Temp - surface : 83 deg. F bottom: 74 deg. F

Visibility - surface : 60 ft. bottom: 35 ft.

Specific Gravity - surface: ______________ bottom: __________________

Current - direction: n/a speed : 0 kt.

Thermocline Depth : none

 

Bottom Composition : sand

Reef Materials & Quantity : 190 ft. long steel barge, ~ 40 ft. wide,

~ 15 ft. high

Reef Height (average) : 15 ft.

Reef Physical Condition : excellent

Biological Growth : slight film of algae

Fish Count : many cigar minnows and glass minnows, some hard tails

 

Other Comments : barge was newly deployed only a few days before.