MBARA Reef Survey Worksheet version 1.0

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

Survey Date : 07/05/2008 Survey Time: 9:30 AM ET

Weather conditions and sea state: < 1 ft. seas, sunny

Boat Name: High Interest Boat Captain: Keith Neel

Dive Leader : Ron Childs

Dive Team : Jimmy Nichols

 

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 : 71 deg. F bottom: 65 deg. F

Visibility - surface : 65 ft. bottom: 40 ft.

Specific Gravity - surface: bottom:

Current - direction: 345 deg. speed : 1.0 kt.

Thermocline Depth: 30 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 : > 100 amberjack, > 75 red snapper, > 50 black snapper, 1 gag grouper, 2 triggerfish, 1 jewfish (> 100 lbs.).

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

 

Located in the Bridge Rubble Permit Site.