Latest Artificial reef Stories

2006-05-13 10:09:11

WHITTIER, Alaska -- Fifty feet down in the cold waters of Smitty's Cove, a concrete paradise is being built for some of Alaska's most unusual creatures. It took less than 24 hours before some of them started checking out the new real estate - the state's first artificial reef. "There were two sunstars ... already glommed onto the structure, just checking them out I'm sure. And there were a couple of copper rockfish swimming among them," said Brian Lance, a federal fisheries biologist. The...

2005-07-12 12:20:00

MIAMI -- Mother Nature tidied up a man-made mess off the coast of the Florida Keys when the force of Hurricane Dennis flipped a sunken U.S. Navy ship into the perfect position to help form an artificial reef. Powerful waves and currents generated by the hurricane flipped over the 510-foot (155-meter) USS Spiegel Grove and set it to rest on its keel on the ocean floor, reef project managers said on Tuesday. That was the position Key Largo scuba divers and tourism promoters had aimed for when...

2005-04-06 07:24:57

RAJA ISLAND, Thailand, (AFP) -- Every day for weeks, American John Walch has made quirky cement balls he is convinced will sprout to life once when they are dumped this month into Thailand's coastal waters. The project is not pollution, it's a form of environmental protection, rehabilitation and, ultimately preservation of part of Thailand's spectacular natural heritage that was bruised in the December 26 tsunami. Thailand's lush marine paradise lures millions of tourists annually with its...

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