Reef Balls are being used in a variety of areas as breakwaters. These pictures are from projects in Texas in 2011. The top Picture is using Goliath Reef Balls to protect West Bay moorings. The bottom picture is protection the shoreline from erosion using Bay Balls .
Since the 1990’s Larry Beggs President of Reef Innovations had set up Reef Ball production sites arround the World. Reef Modules have played and important roll in World Wide Marine Restoration.
Producing the modules on site is a great way to help the ocean and local economy.
Its the Green Way 🙂
This week Brett, Frank, Robbie and Al are hard at work spreading oyster shell around the reef ball cluster located by the white pipe. This is building a diverse habitat to support a variety of species.
The unique pontoon boat from Reef Innovations, has a unique ability to navigate the shallows.
This type of restoration project needs to be repeated all along the Gulf States.
This link will take you to the first of a two part video. This is a great presentation for government meetings, your fishing or diving club, home owner associations Or any group interested in caring for our oceans.
The Deep Cover is hollow with 6 to 8 small openings on the base, under the lip of the cover is a larger opening. This habitat protects fish from spear fishing. There are currently some deployed off Sarasota, FL click for Deep Cover Spec Sheet
Man’s activities and natural disasters have led to a reductions in our natural reef systems. Recreationally, growth in sports fishing, scuba diving, and boating has increased the pressures on these systems. Commercially, our seafood industry is dependent on developing the ocean to enable ever larger, yet sustainable, harvests. The loss of our natural systems, coupled with increased use, compels us to do everything we can to save natural reefs. Even so, the natural reefs cannot rebuild themselves fast enough to meet human demands. Long lasting artificial reefs are useful tools for restoring our reef systems to a natural and productive balance