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Key Largo Artificial Reef Blossoms After 10 Years
2012-05-17 12:22:17

The Spiegel Grove, a 510-foot former US Navy Landing Ship, 10 years ago became the third largest ship in the world ever scuttled to become an artificial reef and the results have been more positive than originally planned.

2009-10-21 06:00:00

VENICE BEACH, Calif. and RAGLAN, New Zealand, Oct.

2008-10-10 09:00:30

By Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The Cayman Islands announced plans to scuttle a decommissioned U.S. Navy ship to create an underwater attraction for scuba divers and snorkelers. Ownership of the USS Kittiwake, a 2,290-ton submarine rescue ship, will be transferred from the U.S.

2008-09-29 21:00:18

By Kristin S. Agostoni An artificial reef that was supposed to help bring surfable waves back to Dockweiler Beach is slated for removal within the coming weeks, ending an experiment that began more than a decade ago.

2008-08-24 00:00:20

By Keith Elliott Fishing Lines Underground rail carriages are not the first thing that springs to mind when listing 10 Objects Doing Most for the Environment. But in America, they play a key part in repopulating the sea.

2008-06-27 09:02:35

By SCOTT HARPER By Scott Harper The Virginian-Pilot 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.

2007-12-27 09:10:55

Artificial reefs made of everything from oil rigs to subway cars to concrete rubble are sunk these days to the ocean floor to provide homes for marine life.

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2007-06-14 18:30:00

Just below the sea's surface off Florida's southeast coast lies a virtual gold mine. It's not sunken treasure or some Spanish galleon but instead nature's bounty, rows of coral reefs that generate billions of dollars a year in tourism spending.

2007-02-28 09:55:00

By Mike Keller, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Feb. 28--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.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.