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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.

2008-08-24 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.

2008-07-20 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.

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.

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.

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.

2007-02-18 12:00:20

By Brian Skoloff Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A mile offshore from this city's high- rise condos and spring-break bars lie as many as 2 million old tires, strewn across the ocean floor -- a white-walled, steel- belted monument to good intentions gone awry.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.