Will We Be Ready For The upcoming Freeze Kill?
13 January 2024
A proposal for an 80 000 dollar Haynie 23″ Big Foot bay boat was made to CCA Texas by the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies ( HRI ). Since 2013, HRI has been in charge of a surveillance system in Baffin Bay to identify the root causes of the long-term water quality decline that is harming the bay’s health. The” Bringing Baffin Up” initiative, which aims to: Data gathered as part of this monitoring program serves as the foundation of the program.
- Consider solutions to the issues with the waters quality that are causing Baffin Bay’s health to deteriorate.
- regain vital sea habitat and watersheds that have been destroyed by deteriorating water quality,
- Encourage a sense of management, particularly among younger generations of inhabitants, and
- Make progress in public education regarding the connection between boundary and sea health.
Having access to top-notch water quality data is essential for the success of Bringing Baffin Again, which is currently under way and is aiming to raise millions of dollars to restore the river around Bay. HRI requires dependable picking tools and boats to guarantee the long-term viability of the water quality software. When a boat is out of commission for repairs, it presents difficulties because HRI only had one boat ( a 2019 Boat Right aluminum hull work boat ) that is suitable for use in Baffin Bay. The use of the Boat Right is restricted to comparatively calm conditions, which is more difficult. HRI therefore required a ship that was well suited to operating in Baffin Bay’s more numerous stormy conditions.
The Haynie 23′ Big Foot is the sea boat that satisfies the necessary technical requirements and stability requirements for operating in Baffin Bay, and CCA Texas is pleased to have provided funding for this priceless piece of machinery. This funding strengthens CCA Texas’s commitment to the Bringing Baffin Up initiative and comes after a three-year commitment from the executive board of the company to cover costs related to sample collection, sample processing through wet chemistry and/or microscopy, data analysis, and data management.
In order to assess the condition of the serpulid islands in Baffin Bay and potential restoration options, CCA Texas also provided Her with$ 135,000 in February 2022.