MBARA Reef Survey Worksheet - version 1.0

Reef Site Name:  MBARA Barge                              Depth:  70 feet                       

Survey Date:  20 Jul 2002                                             Survey Time:  4:00 PM

Weather conditions and sea state:  Sunny   2 foot seas                                          

Boat Name :  Hooker                                           Boat Captain:  Bob Cox    

Dive Leader:  Bob Cox                                          

Dive Team:   Bob and Carol Cox                                                                     


Position Readings

Loran Manufacturer & model:                                                                           

TD 1:                                                          TD 2:                                                                   

GPS Manufacturer & model:                                                                              

N Lat.:                                                W Lon.:                                                

Differential GPS Manufacturer & model:  Garmin 45 XL                                          

N Lat.:  29 53,145                                      W Lon.:  085 32.792                                     


In-Water Readings

Water Temp - surface:  87 degrees F               bottom: 87 degrees F                       

Visibility - surface:  40 feet                        bottom:  30 feet                                

Specific Gravity - surface:                            bottom:                                            

Current - direction:  No current                       speed:            zero                                      

Thermocline Depth:  N/A                                                                                      

Bottom Composition:  Sand and Shells                                                         

Reef Materials & Quantity:  Steel Barge and 10 reefballs                                            

Reef Height (average):  15 feet                                                                                    

Reef Physical Condition:          Good.                                                                                    

Biological Growth:  heavy covering of mussels with est 20 seawhips             

Fish Count:  4 Spotted Cyphoma Cowries (rare), 150lb Jewfish, 30-40 Red and Black Snappers, 20 small Gag Groupers, 1,000+ small Cigar Minnows, large school of Tomate Grunts, 10 Seaweed Blennies, 40 small Amberjacks, 30 large Spadefish, 1 Yellowtail Reeffish, 3 Longfin Damselfish, 100+ sea urchins, sea cucumbers, arrowcrabs, 20 Spanish Mackeral, and 20 Sheepshead.                                      

Other Comments:  Bob shot Hi-8 Video and it has been shown on the Red Holland Show on Channel 7 in Panama City