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 Survey Information
Updated 1/25/19

When you do a survey, it is important that you include the following informatiom on a  summary sheet.

  • Is the deposit being covered by sand (scouring)
  • Have you seen many Lionfish 
  • Have you seen any lobsters
  • Describe the results of a side scan sonar that you may have done 
  • How many other boats were on the site
Addditional Information

Currently, the expenses that you incure when doing  a survey are not reembursable. 

Do not do a survey on  Sites 1 to 12, if there is less than 15 ft. of visibility.  Inshore sites may have less visibility. 

If possible, do a second survey on another artificial reef location .

If you move to another location on the same site, submit another Survey Form and include the second survey dive on the Summary for the site. If you do the second survey on adifferent site, submit a second Summary Sheet and a Survey Form for that site.

Log the latitude/longitude readings from your GPS unit while you are on the site.

Photos and videos are stored on CDs or DVDs. Therefore, please include  copies of your photos or copies of your videos made during the surveys. We need  a copy for the county and another copy for the team records.

Blank survey forms are available at the Team Meetings.  You can try to download a blank survey form from this site

To prevent duplication of surveys notify the reef team secretary when you have made  a survey.

Bring two copies of survey forms, photo CDs or videos to the next team meeting so they can be filed by the Reef Team with Joe Nolin for the county .

Enjoy your time on the reefs, protect the reefs and the creatures you see, and, most important, be careful out there.