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2013-10-24 08:26:59

Old poles to be sunk as part of recycling project while new poles will help improve electric service reliability JUNO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) today announced that during the month of October, it has removed and donated 25 power line poles that will be recycled to create another artificial reef - the third one in less than a year - off the coast of St. Lucie County. Since 2005, FPL has partnered with the county and state...

2013-10-05 23:03:44

Natural reefs are being decimated by mankind and artificial reefs are becoming a viable alternative. (PRWEB) October 05, 2013 Reefs are a wellspring of strange and beautiful sea-life, catering to an entire ecosystem and acting as an important shelter for multiple protected species. Many of these plants and animals exist only within or around these reefs, and are being destroyed by reckless seafaring and pollution. Artificial reefs, designed and implemented by man, may help to curb the...

2013-01-09 16:21:11

JUNO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Off the coast of St. Lucie County, divers and anglers can enjoy two new artificial reefs that were created through a donation of 130 concrete poles provided by Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). These new reefs, located east of Fort Pierce, are in addition to an artificial reef created in 2005 using FPL-donated material. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

Fish Have Huge Nutrient Impacts On Marine Ecosystems
2012-12-12 09:33:47

University of Georgia Fish play a far more important role as contributors of nutrients to marine ecosystems than previously thought, according to researchers at the University of Georgia and Florida International University. In a pair of papers in the journal Ecology, they show that fish contribute more nutrients to their local ecosystems than any other source-enough to cause changes in the growth rates of the organisms at the base of the food web. Jacob Allgeier, a doctoral student in...

2011-12-02 07:00:00

LANDOVER, MD, Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Twenty five years ago, on December 4, 1986, Walter Wyatt's plane crashed in the waters of Cay Sal Bank, a remote area between Cuba and The Bahamas. It sank almost immediately. Walter, who now lives in Enterprise, Alabama, spent a night in the ocean fending off sharks, plugging holes in his leaking life vest, and hoping for a merciful end. The Coast Guard located and saved him the next morning and his harrowing experience made many headlines....

2008-08-29 00:00:23

By Sean Augustin KUALA TERENGGANU: The state government `fastened' the first batch of the Reefscape, a beehive-shaped concrete artificial reef, off Redang Island here yesterday. About 500 reef units were deployed by divers, led by State Industrial, Trade and Environment Committee chairman Toh Chin Yaw, in 10 sites. There are 2,000 units altogether. The Reefscape, weighing about 60kg each, were placed near existing reefs, some of which were damaged, to help corals grow faster. Corals are...

2008-07-20 15:00:21

A couple of years after the cinematic demolition of the old Jamestown Bridge, the huge concrete piers that underpinned it have a useful new life on the floor of Rhode Island Sound. They are now arrayed in two artificial reefs in about 70 feet of water off Newport, where they have quickly attracted a lively population of fish and other marine life. "There was an option to landfill it [the bridge]," said Charles St. Martin III, of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation. Thankfully...

2008-06-27 15:02:33

By Scott Harper, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jun. 27--CHINCOTEAGUE -- They carried commuters across New York City for 40 years, but in less than two hours Thursday, 44 subway cars from the Big Apple were sunk off the Virginia coast, becoming part of a large artificial fishing reef. About six miles off Chincoteague on the Eastern Shore, a specially rigged crane dropped the 16-ton cars, one by one, off a barge and into about 65 feet of water. The impact each time created a loud smack...

2007-02-28 09:55:00

By Mike Keller FEDERAL WATERS SOUTH OF HORN ISLAND -- Sixty concrete-and-limestone pyramids were set on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday to replace artificial reefs damaged or destroyed by Katrina. Marine-resources managers hope reef fish will call the new structures home. A barge sank the pyramids in three designated fish habitats 10 miles south of Horn Island. "We lost 80 to 90 percent of artificial-reef habitat during the hurricane," said Department of Marine Resources program...

2007-02-15 09:00:35

By Schmidt, Jon A; Ellsworth, Steven W; Brooks, R Allen; Bishop, Darren F; Et al ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION-3 Gulfstream Natural Gas System LLC created habitat replacement sites on the Gulf of Mexico seafloor during installation of its subsea pipeline as part of efforts to mitigate its effect on both epiflora-epifauna and fish. Pipelines The habitat replacement sites consisted of either groupings of limestone boulders or prefabricated reef modules (Fig. 1), both of which served as...