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Old 04-28-2013, 11:17 AM   #1
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For those who are interested in why our off-shore reefs and other hard bottom structures are where they are, you might be interested in this study I came across.

HIGH RESOLUTION SEA-LEVEL HISTORY FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO SINCE THE LAST GLACIAL MAXIMUM

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Old 04-28-2013, 11:25 AM   #2
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This has to be the most technical post in forum history

Thanks for sharing!
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This has to be the most technical post in forum history...
LOL! - Yeah, guess I'm a bit of a geek.
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Hey Thanks Fish Eye Map. Have you found anything on natural reefs inside the outer continental shelf off the Panhandle? The only paper I could find lumped us in with the eastern gulf from the Keys to Pensacola. I think it is important to know what % of the bottom is natural to have an idea of the impact of artificial reefs. I have a feeling that the bottom off Destin-Pcola is less than 0.1 % hardbottom.
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Reference for the above is Parker et al. Bulletin of Marine Science 33(4): 935-940.

BTW, are you friends of Whackem?
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Hey Thanks Fish Eye Map. Have you found anything on natural reefs inside the outer continental shelf off the Panhandle? The only paper I could find lumped us in with the eastern gulf from the Keys to Pensacola.
I have not run across papers on this topic yet. However, I have found many reefs with our side-scan and sonar backscatter system.

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I think it is important to know what % of the bottom is natural to have an idea of the impact of artificial reefs. I have a feeling that the bottom off Destin-Pcola is less than 0.1 % hardbottom.
I agree. Understanding natural habitat locations and extent will help scientists support the fishery planning in a number of ways. WhackUm and I plan to send side-scan pics and locations of natural reefs to the NOAA guys in Panama City who are during a hard bottom survey.
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...are you friends of Whackem?
lol - Who in their right mind would admit that?

He put together the sonar systems and wrote the custom software I use for bottom mapping.

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...are you friends of Whackem?
Who in their right mind would admit that?
Come on Fisheye, who's your daddy?
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