MBARA Reef Survey Worksheet - version 1.0

Reef Site Name: City of Mexico Beach 2000 Grant Reef               Depth: 55 ft

Survey Date: August 5, 2009            Survey Time: 15:00 ET

Weather conditions and sea state: Sunny.  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:                                                                              

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Differential GPS Manufacturer & model: Garmin GPSMAP 188C         

N Lat.: 29 53.850          W Lon.: 85 31.767

 

In-Water Readings

Water Temp - surface: 88 degrees                 bottom: 82

Visibility - surface: 50+ ft                           bottom: 50+ ft

Specific Gravity - surface:                            bottom:                                            

Current - direction: none                                speed: none

Thermocline Depth: 28 ft

Bottom Composition: Sand

Reef Materials & Quantity: Reef Balls.  98 each

Reef Height (average): 4-5 ft

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

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

Fish Count:3 small Red Grouper, 6-10 small Gag Grouper, 20+ small Red Snapper, 20+ small Grey Snapper, 6 Spanish Mackerel, 6 Sheepshead, 6 Blue Angelfish, moderate schools of a variety of bait fish, 10+ Grey Trigger Fish, countless blennies and damselfish, several large grunts.

Other Comments: Photos taken.  Observed one grey trigger fish nesting with eggs present.  Some reef balls clustered and some scattered. Visibility was very good.