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
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
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.