Sunday, 22 July 2012
MY Alastor - 10\06\12
Observer Name: David Mellon, Kerri Clarke, Andrew Clarke
Observation Start Time: 14.15
Observation End Time: 15.12
Weather Conditions: Overcast
Depth of Observations (indicate meters or feet): 22m
Water Visibility: Poor
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: 3 goldsinny, 1 tompot blenny, 2 butterfish, 10 edible crabs, 2 sea urchins, 10 common starfish, 1 actinothoe sphyrodeta (anenome), I grey scorpion fish, 30 juvenile goby.
Human Activity at Site: 2 other divers, some boaters.
Rubbish/Pollution: Sardine tins on the wrec
Other Observer Comments: Visibility was terrible, probably due to the rain. Grey scorpion fish appeared to be laying eggs in a shell on the side of the wreck. The sighting of juvenile gobys in the wreck was a first as the gobys are normally only seen in the surrounding areas. We did not visit the funnel so can not comment if the conger eel was there.