Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies
2001 Fish Count PhotographyFor each site, a 30 m line was laid out west to east by compass, beginning at the nearshore edge of hardbottom. The diver swam above the transect recording all fish within 1 meter either side and 1 meter above the line (an imaginary 60 cubic meter tunnel). Species were recorded as well as numbers and sizes (by size class: less than 2, 2-5, 5-10, 10-20, 20-30, 30-50 and 50+ cm) as encountered. The diver carried a 1 meter "T"-rod, with the size classes marked off, to aid in transect width and fish length estimation. The transect was not time delimited.
Description from Broward County Nearshore GIS 2006 metadata.
More Broward County biological data at Broward County Biological Constituents.