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Artificial Reefs

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Artificial reefs are created by the placing steel and concrete in carefully selected locations. Once the structure is established, tiny free-floating creatures attach, grow, and quickly attract larger marine life and fish. These lush natural-looking reefs replace lost habitats while creating recreational opportunities for fishing and diving. Learn more about artificial reefs »

Artificial Reef Locations in GULF OF MEXICO

Reef Site Latitude Longitude Depth (ft) Deploy Date No. of Structures Materials
ARC REEFS 26º
24.894'
82º
24.744'
60 1/26/1994 12 BARGE STEEL, CONCRETE CULVERTS ( SETS), CONCRETE PRECAST MATERIALS, CONCRETE RISERS, MODULES CONCRETE REEFBALLS, MODULES CONCRETE SOLID TETRAHEDRONS, SHIP STEEL 60', STEEL POWER POLES, STEEL TOWERS/RADIO
BELTON JOHNSON REEFS 26º
25.404'
82º
11.79'
32 5/16/1996 7 CONCRETE CULVERTS, CONCRETE PILINGS, CONCRETE RUBBLE, CONCRETE SLABS
BLANDA'S REEFS 26º
25.278'
82º
19.026'
45 11/6/2002 6 BRIDGE RUBBLE, MODULES CONCRETE REEFBALLS, ROCK-LIMESTONE BOULDERS, SHIP STEEL SAILBOAT 45'
BOCA GRANDE REEF 26º
38.196'
82º
17.082'
0 7/3/1981 2 CONCRETE PILINGS, CONCRETE RUBBLE
BOXCAR REEF 26º
41.826'
82º
36.06'
72 12/31/1987 1 BOXCARS
CAPTAIN JEFF STEELE REEF 26º
55.776'
82º
35.88'
60 8/30/2008 7 CONCRETE CULVERTS, CONCRETE PILES
CAUSEWAY REEFS 26º
22.95'
82º
1.17'
26 9/16/2005 28 BARGE STEEL WITH CRANE 30', CONCRETE GUARD RAILS, CONCRETE PILINGS -, CONCRETE PILINGS - CUTOFFS, CONCRETE PILINGS - PILE CAPS, CONCRETE ROAD BED, STEEL ROADBED
CHARLIE'S REEF 26º
33.192'
82º
43.416'
90 1/25/1994 3 BOXCARS STEEL/HOPPER, SHIP STEEL TUGBOAT ('), VESSEL METAL COAST GUARD CUTTER 165'
CHARLOTTE'S REEF-ROCKS 26º
45.834'
82º
27.426'
50 3/8/2007 2 ROCK LIMESTONE
CLAM PASS REEFS 26º
13.506'
81º
52.134'
26 5/14/2000 9 CONCRETE MANHOLE COVERS, CONCRETE MANHOLE RISERS, CONCRETE PILINGS, CONCRETE RAILROAD TIES, CONCRETE RUBBLE
COUNTY M-13 REEFS 26º
55.068'
82º
27.924'
43 6/26/1997 5 CONCRETE CULVERTS
D-6 REEF 27º
6.186'
83º
3.192'
110 2/8/1990 2 BOAT MOLDS STEEL, FIBERGLASS BOAT MOLDS
D-9 REEF 26º
54.714'
82º
55.89'
105 1 BARGE STEEL
DEAN HICKS REEFS 26º
22.278'
82º
17.328'
45 8/26/2008 5 CONCRETE PILINGS, MODULES CONCRETE BLOCKS, ROCK LIMESTONE, STAINLESS STEEL STRUCTURE
DOC KLINE REEFS 26º
20.22'
82º
5.286'
32 6/7/1991 7 CONCRETE CULVERTS, CONCRETE MODULE LINCOLN LOGS, CONCRETE PILINGS
DOCTOR'S PASS REEF 26º
10.248'
81º
54.108'
34 5/27/1994 5 CONCRETE CULVERTS, CONCRETE PILINGS, CONCRETE RUBBLE
EDISON REEFS 26º
18.48'
82º
13.212'
45 3/1/1993 10 BRIDGE RUBBLE, BRIDGE SPANS CONCRETE
ENGLEWOOD FISH HAVEN REEF 26º
54.696'
82º
21.798'
22 12/31/1960 1 BRIDGE RUBBLE
G-H REEFS 26º
20.64'
81º
57.186'
30 8/1/1984 6 BARGE STEEL, CONCRETE CULVERTS, ROCK LIMESTONE, SHIP STEEL TUGBOAT, STEEL DUMPSTERS
GASPARILLA MITGATION REEF 26º
45.318'
82º
16.02'
12 11/21/2008 3 ROCK LIMESTONE
HELEN'S REEFS 26º
37.956'
82º
17.13'
30 12/31/1988 3 BARGE STEEL ('), BARGE STEEL 42', CONCRETE POLES
M-10 REEF 27º
1.884'
82º
42.582'
70 1 BARGE STEEL
M-11 REEFS 26º
59.04'
82º
42.816'
72 8/10/2001 2 MODULES CONCRETE REEFBALLS
M-14 REEFS 26º
52.248'
82º
26.43'
45 5/1/1992 4 CONCRETE BOXES, CONCRETE CULVERTS
M-15 REEF 27º
4.998'
82º
32.556'
43 10/1/1991 5 CEMENT MIXER DRUMS, CONCRETE CULVERTS, CONCRETE RUBBLE, STEEL DRYING RACKS
M-16 REEF 27º
3.822'
82º
35.622'
48 6/11/1994 1 CONCRETE CULVERTS
M-17 REEFS 27º
2.568'
82º
38.802'
60 11/28/1995 3 MODULES CONCRETE REEFBALLS
M-6 REEFS 27º
11.298'
82º
43.59'
52 7/6/1989 3 CEMENT MIXER DRUMS, CONCRETE CULVERTS, SHIPS FIBERGLASS BOATS
M-9 REEFS 27º
4.296'
82º
42.048'
65 7/12/1991 7 ARMY TANK M-, CONCRETE RUBBLE, ROCK
MARY'S REEFS 26º
46.206'
82º
18.39'
30 12/31/1988 2 CONCRETE CULVERTS
MAY REEFS 26º
22.464'
81º
55.176'
22 11/30/1986 4 CONCRETE BOXES, CONCRETE RUBBLE, CONCRETE SLABS
MD-1 REEF 27º
9.558'
82º
53.13'
78 4 BARGE STEEL, BARGE STEEL HOPPER, CONCRETE (SOLID), CONCRETE RUBBLE
NOVAK REEFS 26º
48.588'
82º
19.656'
30 4/14/2003 13 CONCRETE BRIDGE SECTIONS, CONCRETE CAPS, CONCRETE CULVERTS, CONCRETE CULVERTS THREE DROPS, CONCRETE CULVERTS TWO DROPS, CONCRETE VENTS, STEEL GIRDERS
PACE REEFS 26º
31.158'
82º
16.986'
36 2/29/2000 12 BARGE STEEL DECK, CONCRETE CULVERTS, CONCRETE JUVENILE FISH REFUGE HABITATS, CONCRETE MANHOLE RISERS, CONCRETE PRECAST MATERIALS, LIMESTONE, MODULES CONCRETE SOLID TETRAHEDRONS, ROCK LIMESTONE, SHIP CONCRETE SAILBOAT 50', STEEL CRANE AND BOOM
PALM ISLAND REEFS 26º
49.224'
82º
31.914'
56 3/12/1999 6 BARGE STEEL 70', CONCRETE BOXES, CONCRETE CULVERTS, CONCRETE PILINGS, SHIP STEEL FERRY 60', STEEL SPUDS
POWER POLE REEF 26º
40.956'
82º
22.47'
45 8/31/1992 2 BARGE STEEL, CRANE
REDFISH PASS REEF 26º
33.576'
82º
14.382'
26 6/17/1989 2 BARGE STEEL
SANIBEL REEF 26º
24.942'
82º
3.156'
20 6/30/1988 1 CONCRETE RUBBLE
SCHOOL BUS REEFS 26º
36.126'
82º
28.272'
68 2/28/1993 3 CONCRETE CULVERTS, CONCRETE MODULE LINCOLN LOGS
SHERMAN'S REEF 26º
32.658'
82º
24.93'
60 12/31/1992 7 BARGE STEEL, CONCRETE, MODULES PVC CONCRETE, SHIP STEEL, SHIP WOOD 57'
SITE #3 REEFS 26º
46.23'
82º
18.426'
29 6/19/2000 1 CONCRETE CULVERTS THREE DROPS
STUMP PASS 3 MILE REEFS 26º
52.254'
82º
26.43'
42 5/21/1992 1 CONCRETE CULVERTS
TREMBLAY REEFS 26º
48.366'
82º
22.686'
42 5/28/2003 4 BARGE STEEL 90', CONCRETE BRIDGE RUBBLE, CONCRETE CAPS, STEEL GIRDERS
VENICE REEFS 27º
5.64'
82º
28.134'
28 8/15/1980 6 BRIDGE SLABS AND PILINGS, CONCRETE CULVERTS, CONCRETE RUBBLE
WIGGINS PASS 14 MILE REEFS 26º
14.352'
82º
7.044'
48 12/31/1991 3 CONCRETE CULVERTS
WIGGINS PASS 3 MILE REEFS 26º
18.354'
81º
52.38'
27 5/24/2001 8 CONCRETE CULVERTS, CONCRETE RUBBLE, ROCK LIMESTONE, STEEL I-BEAMS
WIGGINS PASS 5 MILE REEFS 26º
17.46'
81º
55.524'
35 9/1/1986 10 BARGE STEEL, CRANE, STEEL BUSES, STEEL SCHOOL BUSES, TRUCKS, TRUCKS COKES, TRUCKS SOFT DRINK

Source(s): Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

     
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    Seagrass

    Seagrass
    Seagrasses are among the most important habitats in Florida's estuarine environments, indispensable for the role they play in nutrition cycling, primary production, sediment stabilization and habitat for juvenile and adult finfish and shellfish. Learn more about seagrasses »

     

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    Birds

    Birds
    Some common birds in this region that you might see include - Great Blue Heron, Cattle Egret, Great Egret, White Ibis, Brown Pelican, Osprey, Wood Stork, Yellow-Crowned Night Heron, Bald Eagles and the endangered Florida Scrub-Jay.

    Wading Bird Colonies

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission conducted a statewide aerial survey between 26 January and 25 June 1999 to locate waterbird (herons, egrets, ibises, spoonbills, storks, anhingas, cormorants, and pelicans) breeding colonies and estimate colony size and species composition.

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