Thursday, 13 September 2012

MY Alastor 13/09/2012

MY Alastor 12/08/12

Observer Name:  Kerri Clarke, Andrew Clarke

Observation Start Time: 11.00

Observation End Time: 12.00

Weather Conditions: Overcast

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

Water Visibility: Fair

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,1 Yarrells  blenny, 1 Scorpion fish 5 edible crabs, 15 common starfish, 5 butterfish , 3 dragonet, 1 conger eel, shoals of bib and pollock, 2 large common lobsters, 2 squat lobster, 1 corkwing wrasse

Human Activity at Site: Boats moored at site

Rubbish/Pollution: None

Other Observer Comments: Lots of fish life currently on the wreck with many shoals of bib and pollock, including juveniles of the species.

Ringhaddy Sound - 13/09/2012

Observer Name: Kerri Clarke

Observation Start Time: 11:00

Observation End Time: 12:00

Weather Conditions: Overcast

Depth of Observations (indicate meters or feet): 14m max

Water Visibility: Fair

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

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

Water Temperature (indicate C or F): 13C

Notable Flora: Ascidiella aspersa. Sea weed close to shore and on mooring lines. Occasional areas of sea orange sponge and Esperiopsis fucorum. 

Notable Fauna: 10 Painted Goby, 2 Butterfish, 10 rock goby, 2 Long-legged Spider crab, 2 Leach's spider crab, 6 Velvet Swimming crab, 5 shore crab, 2 harbour crab, 3 common hermit crabs, 20 common starfish, 3 feather stars, 1 common sunstar, 1 purple sunstar, 1 spiny spider crab, 1 juvenile long spined scorpion fish.   

Human Activity at Site: Lots of boats moored at site. 

Rubbish/Pollution: None

Other Observer Comments: Lots of horse mussel shells but no live  mussells seen.