MBARA Reef Survey Worksheet - version 1.0

Reef Site Name: Fish America Reef               Depth: 65 ft

Survey Date: August 12, 2009            Survey Time: 10:00 ET

Weather conditions and sea state: Sunny/Cloudy.  Seas 1-2 ft

Boat Name : Bobcat               Boat Captain: Robert Cox

Dive Leader: Robert Cox

Dive Team:          Carol Cox and Jerry Erwin

 

Position Readings

Loran Manufacturer & model:

TD 1:                                                          TD 2:                                                                   

GPS Manufacturer & model:                                                                              

N Lat.:                                                W Lon.:                                                

Differential GPS Manufacturer & model: Garmin GPSMAP 188C         

N Lat.: 29 53.628          W Lon.: 85 32.634

 

In-Water Readings

Water Temp - surface: 88 degrees                 bottom: 81

Visibility - surface: 50+ ft                           bottom: 20 ft

Specific Gravity - surface:                            bottom:                                            

Current - direction: none                                speed: none

Thermocline Depth: 50 ft

Bottom Composition: Sand

Reef Materials & Quantity: Reef Balls.  100 each

Reef Height (average): 4-10 ft

Reef Physical Condition:          Good.  Most reef balls intact.  Some broken balls.

Biological Growth: Heavy encrustation growth.  One ball had a small sea fan with heavy sponge growth.  Several balls had purple wire coral growth.

Fish Count: 20+ small Gag Grouper, 20+ small Red Snapper, 40+ small Gray Snapper, 6 Spanish Mackerel, 6 Sheepshead, 12+ Blue Angelfish, moderate schools of a variety of bait fish, 10+ Grey Trigger Fish.

Other Comments: Photos taken.