OC Reef Report July 30th
The OC Reef Foundation drops cinder blocks every time the Morning Star heads out on a trip. They have created a massive amount of fish-able bottom off the Ocean City Maryland coastline. Captain Monty Hawkins puts out a report we like to pass along to you all.
We are fortunate beyond belief to have Nick Caloyianis and Clarita Berger so nearby. They’ve spent a lifetime filming underwater for National Geographic & Discovery. Now more settled and full time with MPT, I was able to steal Nick away on a Sunday for some reef monitoring. They knew I was keenly interested in how the “reef block” program is performing.
Conclusion? Though slow as molasses, dropping blocks every trip is certainly worthwhile!
You can plainly see a chimney block unit (my favorite with square center) and a larger ‘block unit.’ Both are where we strap them together and push them over at once.
The will have more images soon. They’re busy professionals and will get to it as able!