MBARA Reef Survey Worksheet version 1.0

Reef Site Name : Bell Shoal deployed 02/09/00 drop 2 Depth : 20

Survey Date : 06/18/00 Survey Time : 12:00 PM ET

Weather conditions and sea state : Sunny 3 sea state

Boat Name : High Interest Boat Captain : Keith Neel

Dive Leader : Keith Neel

Dive Team : Byron Ford

 

Position Readings

Loran Manufacturer & model: Sitex 787C

TD 1 : 14142.0 TD 2: 46850.0

GPS Manufacturer & model: n/a

N Lat. : _______________________ W Lon. : _____________________

Differential GPS Manufacturer & model: Garmin GPS Map 130 w/ GBR 21 Diff. Beacon Rcvr._____________

N Lat. : 29 55.591_______________ W Lon. : 85 29.174______________

 

In-Water Readings

Water Temp - surface : 83.4 deg F bottom: 82 deg F

Visibility - surface : 15 bottom: 10

Specific Gravity - surface: ______________ bottom: ________________

Current - direction: ______________ speed : 0 kt._____________

Thermocline Depth : n/a

 

Bottom Composition : Sand

Reef Materials & Quantity : concrete culverts & pipes, metal rods

Reef Height (average) : 4

Reef Physical Condition : excellent

Biological Growth : algae, sponge, barnacles

Fish Count : cigar minnows, sardines, grunts, sheepshead, spadefish, a few small gag grouper, a few small lane snapper

 

Other Comments : Equipment used had the following position readings for the reference position at the Mexico beach canal.

Loran C: 14171.0 46852.2

DGPS : 29 57.095 N 85 25.816 W

 

This reef was filmed on this trip with a u/w digital video camera.