MBARA Reef Survey Worksheet – version 1.0

Reef Site Name :    Marquardt’s Barge  Depth           : 63 ft.

Survey Date      :    02/02/2008            Survey Time: 3:00 PM ET

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

Boat Name        :  High Interest   Boat Captain: Keith Neel

Dive Leader      :  Keith Neel

Dive Team     :  Ron Childs

 

Position Readings (see previous surveys)

Loran Manufacturer & model:

TD 1 :       TD 2:

GPS Manufacturer & model:

N Lat. :   W Lon. :

Differential GPS Manufacturer & model:

N Lat. :    W Lon. :

 

In-Water Readings

Water Temp      -  surface :  52.5 deg. F   bottom: 55 deg. F

Visibility           -  surface :   20 ft.          bottom: 3 ft.

Specific Gravity - surface:    bottom:

Current              - direction:  N/A          speed  : 0.0 kt.

Thermocline Depth:

 

Bottom Composition : mud

Reef Materials & Quantity : steel barge

Reef Height (average)     : 8 ft.

Reef Physical Condition : excellent

Biological Growth: oysters, barnacles, algae, hard & soft coral

Fish Count            : > 200 grunts, > 5 sheepshead, > 5 gag grouper

Other Comments : very poor visibility, very large soft coral colonies all over top

Of barge.