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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Artificial Reef Declared "Ecological Disaster"

This is interesting but would be less so if not for the video footage linked to the end of this entry. In Miami, an attempt at creating an artificial reef - which to me looks more like a dumping of tires as opposed to an actual effort, having created successful reefing structures from used auto tires myself at Danger - has been declared unsuccessful and in fact a threat, due to loose tires being propelled by strong storm conditions into actual coral reefs.

But the footage below shows that while it is definitely in need of maintenance, the environment is indeed creating a habitat. (Also, oddly, one quoted person says with authority that "it wasn't deep enough," when the setting is over 60 feet down!)

Video link; Story link.

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