[Coral-List] 11TH ICSR FIELD TRIP AVAILABILITY
LFISHER at broward.org
Thu May 29 12:20:41 EDT 2008
I would like to take this opportunity to let everyone who will be attending the 11th ICRS know that seats are still available for the local Broward County field trips (Numbers 6a and 6b) Sunday, July 6th and Saturday, July 12th. We still have 8 seats available for the trip on Sunday the 6th and 13 seats available on Saturday the 12th. The cost is $50 per diver per trip. This does not cover dive equipment rental or dive tank rental. Each trip is a half day, two-tank, two dive trip and the itinerary for each is as follows:
On Sunday, July 6th the first dive will be to the site of the artificial reef Jay Scutti, a 97 ft (29 m) long tug boat sunk in 1986, offshore of Fort Lauderdale in 70 ft (21 m) depth on sand. The location contains other vessels, vessel hulls, and a multitude of fish and coral growth. The second dive of the day will be to a nearby shallow reef in 20 ft (6 m) depth. Coverage here is nearly 45% by the threatened species Acropora cervicornis (staghorn coral).
On Saturday, July 12th the first dive will be offshore of Hollywood Beach, just south of Fort Lauderdale, at a site known locally as Paradise Reef. Paradise Reef is on the third (deepest) reef terrace in a depth of 55 ft (16 m), descends to 65 ft (19 m) to the west, and is typical of the offshore reef habitats found in this area of Florida. The second dive of the day will be on an artificial reef site offshore of Dania Beach known as "Mount Dania". The site is 40 ft (12 m) deep on sand and constructed of limestone boulders and concrete tetrahedrons which were placed in 2001. There is a diverse fish assemblage here and an interesting contrast of benthic settlement, recruitment, and succession on the tetrahedrons and boulders.
The meeting time and location for each day will be dockside, 0800 hours at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Resort Marina, 2301 SW 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 (just east of the Broward County Convention Center). The dive vessel will be the American Dream II.
Divers interested in participating in either or both trips should contact
Environmental Protection and Growth Management Dept.
1 N. University Dr.
Plantation, Florida 33324
Phone (954) 519-1255
Email: lfisher at broward.org
and forward payment directly to the trip operator:
Capt. Todd Rogers
9920 SW 23rd Street
Davie, Florida 33324
Phone: (954) 577-0338
Email: info at scubafortlauderdale.com<mailto:info at scubafortlauderdale.com>
Arrangements for equipment rental should be made with the dive operator directly. Please make checks payable to ADDC, Inc. Reservations for seats will be confirmed after receipt of trip payment.
Thank you and I look forward to meeting many of you during the 11th ICRS.
NATURAL RESOURCE SPECIALIST III
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION & GROWTH MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT
NATURAL RESOURCE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT DIVISION
1 NORTH UNIVERSITY DRIVE
PLANTATION, FLORIDA 33324
lfisher at broward.org<mailto:lfisher at broward.org>
More information about the Coral-List