Thursday, October 1, 2015

10/1/15 Report - Beach Conditions Along The Treasure Coast. Artifacts Of A Deep-sea 1622 Navio. Artifacts of The HMS Erebus.

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The main thing I want to do today is present a survey of Treasure Coast treasure beaches.

Douglas Beach This Morning.
Douglas was mushy and relatively formless.  Only a few small scallops or dips.

Weed On Douglas Beach
The reason I'm showing the weed is that you can see that there is an inch or so of new sand that recently washed over it.  Just one of those things you can notice that will give you an idea of what has been going on.

Turtle Trail This Morning
There were some scallops that had some depth to them.  There was also a cut, but it was in renourishment sand.  Actually the most promising place I saw this morning, even though it was still poor.

Seagrape Trail This Morning.
Notice the six foot cliff.  It is still renourishment sand.

Amber Sands.
I also looked at Rio Mar.  It wasn't worth taking another photo.  The waves were a good bit smaller this morning than they were a day or two ago.

I think you get the picture.  I might have missed some good spot somewhere, but overall beach conditions are still not good.  Definitely not enough to increase my treasure beach conditions rating.

At this point, I'm betting that we won't get any beach improvement from Joaquin.

The wind was coming from the west this morning and as Joaquin heads north,  As Joaquin moves north, the wind will be pulled over the state from the west.

It looks like North Carolina could get some good conditions as Joaquin heads up past there.

Well, that is disappointing.  As I've been saying for so long, it has been a long time since we have had good beach conditions.  It will change someday.  Hopefully sooner rather than later.


After another season of searching in the cold waters off Nunavut for the ships of the Franklin Expedition, HMS Terror remains elusive, but new photos released today show some of the 39 artifacts recovered during the latest search of the HMS Erebus wreck site...

Here is the link for the rest of that story.


The Deep-Sea Tortugas Shipwreck, Florida: A Spanish-Operated Navio of the 1622 Tierra Firme Fleet. Part 2: the Artifacts by Greg Stemm and Ellen Gerth of Odyssey Marine Exploration, Tampa, Florida, USA.

You might want to take a look at that paper.  The link is below.

It examines a broad range of types of artifacts.  There are a lot of good photos.


Happy hunting,