Bill Cranford Reef

This reef was deployed on 2/9/2000 and is composed of 50 tons of concrete culverts and pipes donated by Sikes Concrete of Panama City Fla. This reef is named after Bill Cranford, the first MBARA president who served from 1997 to 1999. 5 Florida Limestone Artificial Reefs measuring 8 feet tall added on 12 Nov 2016. Verified by MBARA diver Bob Cox 12 Nov 2016. This reef addition was constructed under FWC Grant 15158 with funds from the Natural Resources Damage Assessment Phase III.

Reef Area: Bell Shoal
LAT: 29 55.589
LON: 85 29.167
Range: 3.29
Bearing: 243.2
Depth: 24 feet
Range and Bearing is taken from mouth of Mexico Beach Canal.
Bill Cranford Reef, 06/18/00
MB 10 19 Jun 2010

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Small Gag Grouper Hiding in Pipe 19 Jun 2010 Two Nurse Sharlks resting in pipe 19 Jun 2010 Third Nurse Shark resting in pipe. 19 Jun 2010 Carol Cox taking photos of two Nurse Sharks. 19 Jun 2010 Carol Cox taking photos.  19 Jun 2010 Nurse Shark swimming away. 19 Jun 2010 Nurse Shark swimming out of pipe. 19 Jun 2010 Small Amberjacks 19 Jun 2010 Triggerfish 19 Jun 2010