Monday, 13 August 2012

MY Alastor 12/08/12

Observer Name:  Kerri Clarke, Andrew Clarke

Observation Start Time: 12.30

Observation End Time: 13.30

Weather Conditions: Overcast, wind and rain

Depth of Observations (indicate meters or feet): 22m

Water Visibility: Poor

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

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

Water Temperature (indicate C or F): 13C
Notable Flora: Dead mans fingers, Ascideiella Asprsa, Sagartia Elegans, feather stars and Lightbulb squirts cover all surfaces of the wreck. Large areas of sea orange and Esperiopsis fucrum sponges. Some boring and breadcrumb sponges

Notable Fauna: 7 goldsinny, 2 tompot blenny, 5 edible crabs, 2 sea urchins, 10 common starfish, 1 actinothoe sphyrodeta (anenome), 1 dragonet, 1 conger eel, shoals of bib and pollock, 2 large common lobsters, 1 purple sunstar, 1 little cuttle. ?? grey seal.

Human Activity at Site: Lots of boating activity.

Rubbish/Pollution: Rope and plastic on wreck.

Other Observer Comments: Lots of plankton visible in the water, large shoals of fish present, possible grey seal sighting but due to bad visibility we can not be 100% sure. The areas of Esperiopsis fucrum sponges appear to be spreading. Lots of dead crabs on the wreck.