Sunday, 23 December 2012
Ringhaddy Sound 23/12/12
Observer Name: Kerri Clarke
Observation Start Time: 12.00
Observation End Time: 13.00
Weather Conditions: Wind and rain
Depth of Observations (indicate meters or feet): 10m
Water Visibility: Poor
Water Turbidity: (high, medium, low): Low
Water Current Speed (high, medium, low): Medium
Water Temperature (indicate C or F): 9c
Notable Flora: Very little at depth. Seaweed close to shore
Notable Fauna: 1 Painted Goby, 1 Leach's spider crab, 2 shore crab , 3 common hermit crabs, 4 common starfish, , 1 spiny spider crab.
Human Activity at Site: Lots of boats moored at site, some boating activity.
Rubbish/Pollution: Some plastic bottles at the shore.
Other Observer Comments: Notable reduction in the amount of life in winter months.