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Trip Report 3rd to 5th May 2013

Another fruitful week for us at the Salang Menagerie. We took out the 5DMkII and got some good footage of some new life at the Salang Menagerie. It’s always comforting to know that new life is born all the time on the reef, keeping it going for many years to come.


With the 5DMkII, we took some high-resolution shots, in preparation for doing a complete survey sometime this year...

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Survey Data 3rd May 2013

Collected by Elsie, Pam and Giovanni on the 3rd of May 2013

Position Depth (m) Time Temp. (C) Visibility (m) pH EC TDS (ppm) ORP (mV) Salinity Dis. O2 (ppm) Nitrates Phosphates
3,0 2.7 1046 30 9.3 8.49 13.46 9670 133 1.025 6
3,100 2.6 1033 30 10.3 8.45 16.43 11450 128 1.025 8
12,0 11.4 1027 30 8 8.41 13.52 10180 126 1.025 10
12,100 12.2 1015 30 9 8.47 17.6 12420 130 1.025 6
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Trip Report 28th to 30th March 2013

Another weekend, another chance to survey the reef. This week, over the Good Friday long weekend, we got a new team in, consisting of Agata, Lu Yin, Yonghe, Chris and Kheng, all eager to enjoy a long weekend away and help out on the site.

Agata, Lu Yin, and Yonghe helped collect more water quality samples, whilst Kheng and Chris helped with putting some other video stakes in the sand. Along the way, our old friend the snake eel also made an appearance, although this time round, he was a little ...

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Survey Data 29th March 2013

Collected by Agata, Kheng, Yonghe and Luyin on the 29th of March 2013

Position Depth (m) Time Temp. (C) Visibility (m) pH EC TDS (ppm) ORP (mV) Salinity Dis. O2 (ppm) Nitrates Phosphates
3,0 3.7 912 30 25.3 8.45 17.32 12210 145 1.025 7
3,100 3.5 901 30 20 8.43 19.98 13980 155 1.024 7
12,0 12.5 840 30 20 8.43 19.52 13620 148 1.026 4
12,100 13.2 852 30 23.5 8.43 19.83 13880 151 1.025 6
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Trip Report 22nd to 24th March 2013

Jun and Tim were really kind to experiment with our newly built quadrat, and here are the results:

As you can tell, the position of the GoPro might be a little too close to the square base. Unfortunately, we didn’t factor in the magnification of the water itself when we were building it! Ah well, back to the drawing board.

In any case, the vignetting of the photos that the GoPro produces also doesn’t lend itself well to doing a photo composite, so it might not...

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Survey Data 23rd March 2013

Collected by Jun and Tim on the 23rd of March 2013

Position Depth (m) Time Temp. (C) Visibility (m) pH EC TDS (ppm) ORP (mV) Salinity Dis. O2 (ppm) Nitrates Phosphates
3,0 3 1128 29 18.2 8.32 17.58 12970 94 1.024 7
3,100 2.8 1156 29 18 8.36 19.98 13880 123 1.024 7
12,0 11.8 1137 29 17 8.36 19.35 13400 95 1.025 7
12,100 12.5 1149 29 17.6 8.36 19.31 13770 115 1.025 8
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We built a quadrat!

Gemma and myself experimented today with building a PVC pipe quadrat that Jun and Tim can hopefully use this weekend with the GoPro camera.

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Trip Report 15th to 17th March 2013

After much anticipation of what the Menagerie will look like in 2013, a group of us set off to get our first look at what has happened on the site over the monsoon period.

Here’s a quick summary of what we discovered and did. Click the links to see the videos.

  1. All sections of line on the 3m line were broken or snapped (strong surge from monsoon season, maybe we should take down these lines at end of each season?)
  2. The loose ends were tied down by one of the locals who was staying on the island,...
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Coral Tagging Measurements

Collected by Gemma and Leon

Coral Tagging Measurements
Branching Location Species Tags Size Depth (m)
1 91,8.8 3 Mid to large 9.5
2 51,1.8 from top 3 Small 4.3
3 5,19.7 2 Small 6.3
Massive Location Species Tags Size Depth (m)
1 86,22.6 2 Small 4.7
2 2,20.6 2 Small 5.7
Measurements
Length in cm 16th March 2013 23rd March 2013
B1T1 3.5
B1T2 5
B1T3 6
B2T1 5.6 5.1
B2T2 11.5 11
B...
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Survey Data 16th March 2013

Collected by Gemma, Maita, and Yiling on the 16th of March 2013

Position Depth (m) Time Temp. (C) Visibility (m) pH EC TDS (ppm) ORP (mV) Salinity Dis. O2 (ppm) Nitrates Phosphates
3,0 2.8 1813 29 14 8.33 17.91 12540 132 1.025 8
3,100 2.9 1824 28 17 8.29 17.64 12270 138 1.023 8
12,0 11.7 1601 29 14 8.25 18.09 12640 131 1.023 8
12,100 12.4 1833 29 13 8.35 16.86 11830 139 1.024 8
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