Sunday, 30 December 2012

MY Alastor 29/12/12

MY Alastor 29/12/12
Observer Name: Kerri Clarke, Andrew Clarke, David Mellon
Observation Start Time: 13.30
Observation End Time: 14.36
Weather Conditions: Overcast, recent heavy rain and strong winds
Depth of Observations (indicate meters or feet): 22m
Water Visibility: Poor
Water Turbidity: (high, medium, low): Medium
Water Current Speed (high, medium, low): High
Water Temperature (indicate C or F): 9C
Notable Flora: Dead mans fingers, Ascideiella Asprsa, Sagartia Elegans, Large areas of sea orange and Esperiopsis fucrum sponges. Notable Fauna: 7 edible crabs, 12 common starfish, 1 butterfish , 1 dragonet, 1 squat lobster, 1 corkwing wrasse
 Human Activity at Site: Boats moored at site
Rubbish/Pollution: Sardine tins removed from wreck. Large sheet of thin orange plastic removed from stern. Other Observer Comments: Reduced life in winter including lack of conger eel. ? Move to deeper waters in winter or another part of wreck. Limited evidence of dead crabs and no shoaling fish.

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