Tuesday, 19 March 2013

MY Alastor 18/03/2013

Observer Name:  Kerri Clarke, Andrew Clarke, David Mellon

Observation Start Time: 13.00
Observation End Time: 13.55
Weather Conditions: Cold, overcast, rain and wind.
Depth of Observations (indicate meters or feet): 22m
Water Visibility: Excellent
Water Turbidity: (high, medium, low): Low
Water Current Speed (high, medium, low): low

Water Temperature (indicate C or F): 6C

Notable Flora: Dead mans fingers, Ascideiella Asprsa, Sagartia Elegans, feather stars and in some areas of the wreck. Areas of sea orange and Esperiopsis fucrum sponges are increasing. Some boring and breadcrumb sponges

Notable Fauna: 1 tompot blenny (at winch), 8 edible crabs, 4 sea urchins, 20 common starfish, 1 actinothoe sphyrodeta (anenome),  15 spiny spider crab, 1 purple sunstar (in hole in bathroom floor), nubibranch egg ribbon, small purple nudibranch on pipe at stern (ID to be confirmed).

Human Activity at Site
: None
Rubbish/Pollution: Sardine tins, plastic and metal removed from the wreck.

Other Observer Comments: Best visibility in a long time. Increasing numbers of large crabs 

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