OC Reef Foundation Reef Report

Greetings All,
Did a couple reef monitoring trips this year with world-class underwater videographer Nick Caloyianis. This last trip I was also fortunate to have friend of reef building and life-long diver, Capt Ted Green along.
With nearly zero visability nearshore along the Maryland coast, we slipped off a bit further to Monk’s Reef at the Great Eastern and, later, Sue Power’s Memorial Reef at Jackspot.

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underwater videographer Nick Caloyianis .. OC Reef Foundation

There are many more pics on Facebook – just search Ocean City Reef Foundation.

Monk’s is a cable reef from the switch to fiber optic cable years ago and built, along with many others, while MD was still running a reef program. Aging now some 25 years, it is well grown in, of course, with lots of mature mussel and some sea whip.

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Sue Powers reef … Ocean City Reef Foundation

News of the NYCTA rail cars being ‘completely gone’ at Sue Power’s is a bit premature – it’s a great reef. Only on the bottom ten years, there was a lot of growth including the start of some sea whip colonization.
While our dive community prefers sunken boats & barges, these are two of our most heavily fished reefs. They’ve contributed many a frying pan full of sea bass & flounder over the years..

The Ocean City Reef Foundation is always on the lookout for new material. We have several small tugs & a 500 ton load of boulder in the works for this fall.
Support us at ocreefs.org

Monty Hawkins

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