Divers Conduct Underwater Survey at Breakwater Cove (USA)

Divers Conduct Underwater Survey at Breakwater Cove (USA)

A group of divers conducted an underwater survey at Monterey’s Breakwater Cove on Friday. This area is one of hundreds of Marine Protected Areas scattered along the California coastline.

Dr. Jan Freiwald and Caitlin Cooper, along with other volunteer divers, conducted the survey.

According to montereyherald.com, they have been monitoring these sites for the last five years, collecting data of the water conditions now, to have something to compare it with later.

The researchers will submit the data to the state Department of Fish and Game and the Fish and Game Commission next month. These are the two management and decision-making bodies that oversee the state’s protected areas.

Cooper said: “Scientists can look at the data and say, ‘OK, we see a lot more perch here in the sandy part, so maybe there’s a correlation there, so you can kind of use this to help draw ideas about what’s going on in the reef”.

The data collected from Breakwater Cove from 2007-12 will be compared with information gathered there through 2017.

Subsea World News Staff, August 27, 2012

Share this article

Follow Subsea World News

Events>

<< Jul 2015 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 1 2

SPE Offshore Europe

Offshore Europe 2015 (OE 2015) conference and exhibition from the Society of Petroleum Engineers attracts a global audience of engineers…

read more >

Africa International Petroleum Conference & Exhibition (AIPEC) 2015

The conference will cover areas like While the Window of Opportunities Continues to Widen for the Oil and Gas Industry, Creating Immense…

read more >

Deepwater Intervention Forum

The conference named as Deepwater Intervention Forum will cover areas like designing to reduce training time, developing competency in well…

read more >

Subsea UK’s Challenge Cup

Swing for victory as you compete with teams from around the sector in Subsea UK’s Challenge Cup. An opportunity for networking and fun. Includes 18 holes of golf with a shotgun start, starting with bacon rolls, refreshments at the half-way house and concluding with a late lunch and the prize-giving.

More info 

read more >