A visit to Pyramids in Group 457F13 - May 13, 2007

© Photos by Mark Miller ©    Hi-Res Source
This trip was conducted on May 13, 2007. Initially, group 459F13 was searched for, because the coordinates showed it slightly outside the boundaries of FH-13. However, this grouping was not found so it is suspected there was a typo in the reported coordinates. After failing to locate that group, a visit was made to nearby group 457F13. This group was found at 3003.733/8832.339, very close to the originally reported coordinates of 3003.740/8832.342. Visibility on the bottom was only around 10 feet, but it allowed 5 units in this group to be seen. Three of them were very close together, in fact one of the units landed with one corner on the edge of another causing it to lean over. Another one landed on its side probably due to hitting one of the other units as it was placed on the bottom. While no larger game fish were sighted, there were numerous baitfish seen such as cigar minnows (50-75), blue runners (100-150), spade fish (24-48), and even a few juvenile red snapper (10-15). Marine Fouling was beginning to take hold on this 2 month old reef, but no heavy barnacles, urchins, or anemones were sighted. While still early to tell, the reefs appear to be on their way to producing some quality fish.

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