Sunday, 17 June 2012

The Pins 16/06/12

Observer Name:
  Kerri Clarke

Observation Start Time: 11.00

Observation End Time: 12.00

Weather Conditions: Overcast, rain

Depth of Observations (indicate meters or feet): 10m

Water Visibility: Medium

Water Turbidity: (high, medium, low): High

Water Current Speed (high, medium, low): high

Water Temperature (indicate C or F): 12C
Notable Flora: Area covered in various species of seaweed that can be seen in the video.
Small crops of lighbulb squirts.

Notable Fauna: 9 Ballan Wrasse, 7 common urchins, 2 male corkwing wrasse, 2 rock crook,  2 common star fish, 2 goldsnny, 1 spiny starfish, 2 bloody henry starfish, 2 pollock, nudibranch egg ribbon, 2 edible crabs, 1 spiny spider crab, 1 comb jelly. 1 white painted top shell (awaiting confirmation)

Human Activity at Site: Beach clean up along the shore (great work guys)

Rubbish/Pollution: None on wreck, lots of rubbish removed from the shore by National Trust Volunteers.

Other Observer Comments: Difficult to make out the few areas of wreckage left due to the growth of sea weed in the area. We found 2 separate Pins left on the site but there may possibly be two more. It is still possible to see the holes in the wood where other pins have been. Impossible to see the hull due to seaweed over growth.

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