Thursday, 13 September 2012

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.

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