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
Loran Manufacturer & model:
TD 1: TD 2:
GPS Manufacturer & model:
N Lat.: W Lon.:
Differential GPS Manufacturer & model: Garmin GPSMAP 188C
N Lat.: 29 53.850 W Lon.: 85 31.767
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.