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by dshorwich
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: 2018 Archive
Topic: 09.09.18 Coral St shore survey
Replies: 16
Views: 600

Re: 09.09.18 Coral St shore survey

We had surprisingly decent conditions at Coral St this morning (on the first dive in particular) and we were able to complete the site (except for 2 fish transects), and do an urchin sizing as well. Vis was 7-10 m on the first dive, and it was fairly calm, by Coral St. standards. The vis closed in b...
by dshorwich
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Nor/Cen California
Topic: ***Miscellaneous Volunteer opportunities*** (0 activities)
Replies: 20
Views: 3861

Re: ***Miscellaneous Volunteer opportunities*** (0 activities)

There are 2 fish-only transects at Coral St left to be done, #13-14.

Melanie plans on picking them up the weekend of Sept 15-16, so I'm posting this just in case she isn't able to get them done - ya never know with conditions at Coral....

David H
by dshorwich
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: 2018 Archive
Topic: 09.09.18 Coral St shore survey
Replies: 16
Views: 600

Re: 09.09.18 Coral St shore survey

Looks like we're going to have excellent turnout! Now let's all say the requisite prayers to the gods of calm seas...

David H
by dshorwich
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Nor/Cen California
Topic: Golden Slate watch 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 676

Re: Golden Slate watch 2018

I have 5, not that I have the least chance of catching up to the leaders this season....

David Horwich
by dshorwich
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: 2018 Archive
Topic: 08.03.18 Breakwater Shore Survey (Friday)
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: 08.03.18 Breakwater Shore Survey (Friday)

Melanie and I finished off the remaining fish transects this morning, so the Breakwater survey is complete!

David Horwich
by dshorwich
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: 2018 Archive
Topic: 09.09.18 Coral St shore survey
Replies: 16
Views: 600

09.09.18 Coral St shore survey

Join us for the fall survey of the Coral St urchin barrens. Located in Pacific Grove out towards the end of the peninsula, Coral St has been a barren since 2015. Prior to that, the site featured a thick kelp mat, and on the right day could be an amazing place to dive. Now, not so much. The site is l...
by dshorwich
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: 2018 Archive
Topic: 07.21.18 North Monastery - retry - DONE!
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Re: 07.21.18 North Monastery - retry - DONE!

I'm pleased to report that conditons were much better today than they were 2 weeks ago, and we were able to get the survey done in one dive. Vis was mostly around 4m, although one team had 8m, at least for a while.

My thanks to everyone who came out today! Great work, team!

David
by dshorwich
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: 2018 Archive
Topic: 07.21.18 North Monastery - retry - DONE!
Replies: 11
Views: 383

07.21.18 North Monastery - retry - DONE!

We had to wave off our first attempt at the site due to some ugly-looking surge, so we'll give it another try on: Saturday, July 21, metting up at 8:00 AM Monastery Beach is located off Route 1 in Carmel, about 1/2 mile north of the entrance to Pt Lobos. The northern half of the site is known for it...
by dshorwich
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: 2018 Archive
Topic: 07.07.18 North Monastery Survey
Replies: 15
Views: 739

Re: 07.07.18 North Monastery Survey

Looks like we're going to have a great turnout! If conditions are fair enough, we'll have an excellent opportunity to complete the survey in one dive, since we only do core transects here. The list so far: 1. David H 2. Robert K 3. Gena W 4. Gian 5. Gary H 6. Janina L (maybe) 7. Matt B 8. Bill B 9. ...
by dshorwich
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Nor/Cen California
Topic: ***Miscellaneous Volunteer opportunities*** (0 activities)
Replies: 20
Views: 3861

Re: ***Miscellaneous Volunteer opportunities*** (2 activities)

David Chervin wrote:Bill Briscoe and I are going to attempt to finish up the outer Breakwater fish transects Sunday 7/1/2018.

Update 7/2/2018 - Bill and I got the fish transects in yesterday


Hurray! Finally!

Thanks, guys. And thanks, Melanie, for giving it several tries.

David H
by dshorwich
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Nor/Cen California
Topic: ***Miscellaneous Volunteer opportunities*** (0 activities)
Replies: 20
Views: 3861

Re: ***Miscellaneous Volunteer opportunities*** (1 activity)

We managed to squeeze in one dive at Coral St this morning (June 9), and got most of the inner half of the site done. Still to be done, by July 9:

Cores 1-3, Fish 7-14

Headings: 90/270.

Depths:

Core 1-3: 30-35'
Fish 7-9: 35-40'
FIsh 10-12: 25-30'
Fish 13-14: 20-25'

David
by dshorwich
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: 2018 Archive
Topic: 06.09.18 Coral St - COMPLETE
Replies: 13
Views: 1037

Re: 06.09.18 Coral St

GenaWhitman wrote:I'll be joining in as well.


Great! See you there!

David
by dshorwich
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: 2018 Archive
Topic: 06.09.18 Coral St - COMPLETE
Replies: 13
Views: 1037

Re: 06.09.18 Coral St

karen.a. wrote:Possibly.
Karen A. (only if conditions are good reef checker)


The forecast isn't looking beautiful, but sometimes you get lucky (and sometimes not, of course). We do have a couple of fallback options if Coral is a no-go, either starting on Macabee or finishing up Breakwater.

So we'll see...

David
by dshorwich
Mon May 14, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Nor/Cen California
Topic: ***Miscellaneous Volunteer opportunities*** (0 activities)
Replies: 20
Views: 3861

Re: ***Miscellaneous Volunteer opportunities*** (0 activities)

New season, new clean-up work! We got a good chunk of Breakwater done this morning - all the cores and half the fish - leaving just 6 fish-only transects, to be completed by June 14. The transects in question are fish 7-12, the two outer rows of fish transects. Headings 140/320. Depth for the outerm...
by dshorwich
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: 2018 Archive
Topic: 02.08.18 Presentation @ dive club meeting - Pleasanton
Replies: 2
Views: 630

Re: 02.08.18 Presentation @ dive club meeting - Pleasanton

David Chervin wrote:Hi David,

I will help with your recruiting.

Dave Chervin



Cool, thanks!


David H

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