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Introduction to the NDSAC Ferrybridge
To conduct an informal marine life survey of the Ferrybridge outflow of the Fleet Lagoon recording species and environment over time.
Who will be diving and organising:
Shore Dive, entering from the northern bank of the outflow of the Fleet lagoon in the area of the modern Ferrybridge crossing. Portland Harbour Authority allow activities in this area.
Weather and conditions:
Diving on slack water neap tides- 1 hr. after high tide at Portland Bill (variable with air pressure, wind direction and strength.). A sheltered site but unsuitable in easterly high wind conditions or at spring tides when currents are strongest due to the tidal range.
A diver risk assessment will be drawn up.
No specialised diving equipment is necessary, but the following basic equipment is required
Reel and SMB per person, torch. Recording devices and cameras will also be used as required.
Information as listed below will be welcome:
1.General survey. 2.Sectioning areas for in depth surveying.
Information will be gathered and passed to the project administrator (Gwyn James). As with any other club dive, copy of your dive log will also be required by the D.O.
The project will be recorded as a club conservation project on the BSAC website.
A computer file will be developed to store materials to be written up as a blog on the NDSAC website.
The Fleet Lagoon is a SSSI. Divers will be made aware of the importance and fragility of the adjacent site.