|01 Aerials of Sand Key reef. |
24¡27'36" N 81¡52'47" W
|02 Buoy 10 survey subjects |
Use these images to help identify Sand Key Buoy 10 transect subjects.
|03 Sand Key buoy 10 transect |
This section of the reef, between buoy 10 and buoy 11, is considered a coral disease hot spot. Yellow band disease was discovered at this location on the first survey dive. Images of many strange coral ailments are captured in this section of the archive.
|04 Sand Key buoy 11 transect subjects |
None of the coral colonies in these photographs are alive today. This category reflects the tragic loss of living coral caused by water pollution, storms and the neglectful management of this resource.
|05 Sand Key buoy 12 Grand Canyon |
These are the oldest living corals in the Lower Keys and are slowly succumbing to bleaching and coral disease. Because of their age they have been able to survive a bit longer than the smaller coral colonies that have died on this section of the reef.
|meteorological data since 1991 |
LINK UNDER CONSTRUCTION copy this www address http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_history.php?station=SANF1 From this page you can access hourly sea temps and more for Sand Key light since 1991.