Florida County Builds Artificial Reefs

The concrete structures are designed to support fish and sea creature populations, as well as drive tourism

The Daytona Beach News-Journal

By Chris Graham

A barge bobbed in the Atlantic Ocean as a bulldozer nudged concrete barriers and cylinders into the water below.

While the concrete scraps may have outlived their usefulness on land, they were set to become the backbone of the first near-shore artificial reef in Volusia's coastal waters and in the northeast part of the state.

Not only will fish and other sea creatures flock to the labyrinth of concrete structures, but county officials say they hope it becomes a destination for fishermen, kayakers and divers.

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