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Gooses Reef - GR

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Off the Mouth of the Little Choptank River; BOTTOM DATA not currently available in real time

Geolocation is 38.5563, -76.4147

Data in red are more than 12 hours old.
Parameter Value Unit Date Graphs
Barometric Pressure30.3inches2019-05-22 16:30 EDT1 7 30
Air Temperature66.9F2019-05-22 16:30 EDT1 7 30
Chlorophyll A3.62ug/L2019-05-22 16:30 EDT1 7 30
Chlorophyll Bottom3.44ug/L2019-05-18 14:00 EDT1 7 30
Dissolved Oxygen8.69mg/L2019-05-22 16:30 EDT1 7 30
Dissolved Oxygen Bottom0.45mg/L2019-05-18 14:00 EDT1 7 30
Current Direction162Deg. Mag.2019-05-22 16:30 EDT1 7 30
Current Speed0.054kts2019-05-22 16:30 EDT1 7 30
Latitude38.55632Degrees2019-05-22 16:30 EDT1 7 30
Longitude-76.41442Degrees2019-05-22 16:30 EDT1 7 30
Water Salinity5.8PSU2019-05-22 16:30 EDT1 7 30
Sea Water Salinity Bottom13.0PSU2019-05-18 14:00 EDT1 7 30
Water Temperature68.3F2019-05-22 16:30 EDT1 7 30
Water Temperature Bottom61.3F2019-05-18 14:00 EDT1 7 30
Sea Nettle Probability0%2019-05-22 16:30 EDT1 7 30
Turbidity1NTU2019-05-22 16:30 EDT1 7 30
Turbidity Bottom5NTU2019-05-18 14:00 EDT1 7 30
Wind Direction206Deg. Mag.2019-05-22 16:30 EDT1 7 30
Wind Speed5.1kts2019-05-22 16:30 EDT1 7 30
Wind Gust5.4kts2019-05-22 16:30 EDT1 7 30

Captain John Smith and his crew passed by Gooses Reef several times on their two exploratory voyages in the Chesapeake Bay. At that time -- 400 years ago -- the area likely featured a large oyster reef reaching nearly to the surface.

Today, the buoy location is the site of an innovative restoration project, marked on NOAA charts as a fish haven. Rubble from what was the Woodrow Wilson Bridge was placed on the bottom here to create habitat, thanks to support from the Dominion Foundation and the Maryland Artificial Reef Initiative.

The buoy is in the middle of the Bay in a fairly wide part of the estuary, west of the mouth of the Eastern Shore's Little Choptank River and east of Dares Beach, Maryland.

Be sure to check the weather forecast before you head out.

For more information on the history of Gooses Reef and areas surrounding the Dominion Gooses Reef buoy, please visit:

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