Lost Reef East Data Recovery – Mar 22,2015

Lost Reef East Temperature Data Recovery

Photo Credit: Diane Reid

Sunday, March 22, 2015
As the trimix dive team explored the lower sections of the Lost Reef, How Sound, diver team members Dave Park, Diane Reid and Keith Bossons recovered the temperature logger planted at the east side of Lost Reef.  The east unit was missed during a previous search for the 2 units but is now recovered and data downloaded (See graph below)

Lost Reef East Temp Graph July 30 2014 - Mar 22 2015

This project is ongoing at 5 different sites in Howe Sound.  The process of data recovery will continue over the next 5 years to collect continuous time series of temperature data. Future data analysis will examine relationships between bottom temperature and other physical data (e.g. surface temperature, flow rates, sponge growth rates, and live sponge coverage) in collaboration with the Vancouver Aquarium and academic partnerships.

 

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