Bouma, Rezak, Sidner Banks
The Bouma, Rezak, Sidner Complex is dominated by black corals, octocorals, fish, sponges, algae and invertebrates.
Bouma Depth Range: 187-322 feet (57-98 meters)
Bouma Distance from Land: 102 miles (164 km)
Bouma Area: 7.7 square miles (19.9 sq km)
Bouma Bank is on the northern side of a feature that includes Rezak and Sidner Banks. It was named for Arnold H. Bouma, a Louisiana State University geologist, and is designated as a Habitat Area of Particular Concern (HAPC).
Rezak Depth Range: 197-430 feet (60-131 meters)
Rezak Distance from Land: 108 miles (174 km)
Rezak Area: 3.7 square miles (9.6 sq km)
Rezak Bank is on the southern side of a feature that includes Bouma and Sidner Banks. It was named after Richard Rezak, a Texas A&M University oceanographer who co-authored Reefs and Banks of the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico – the original authoritative work on this region.
Rezak Bank is part of a Habitat Area of Particular Concern (HAPC) that also includes Sidner Bank.
Sidner Depth Range: 190-417 feet (58-127 meters)
Sidner Distance from Land: 111 miles (179 km)
Sidner Area: 2.0 square miles (5.2 sq km)
Sidner Bank is on the southern side of a feature that includes Bouma and Rezak Banks. It was named after Bruce Sidner, a Texas A&M University geologist. Sidner Bank is part of a Habitat Area of Particular Concern (HAPC) that also includes Rezak Bank.