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CCA/BCT Starship Reef Deployment

10-13-18The first barge full of recycled concrete materials was deployed for the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) / Building Conservation Trust (BCT), Starship Reef Project. Dames Point Workboats placed 640 tons of concrete pilings, demo pier material, and rocks in the ocean 12 miles East of Mickler's Beach....
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Underwater Conditions In Red Tide Affected Areas

We recently posted a video showing underwater observations while diving offshore southwest Florida in late September. The region has been subjected to a long term and wide spread "Red Tide" or "Harmful Algae bloom" event that is causing devastation to marine life. Our findings were unsettling,...
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Underneath The Red Tide in South Florida

On Sept 19, 2018 TISIRI's Joe Kistel had the opportunity to video document seafloor conditions offshore southwest Florida. The region has been plagued with an ongoing "Harmful Algae Bloom" crisis. The brief video below provides a visual summary of what was observed underwater at regions 20...
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Diving With An Eco Purpose

8-30-18TISIRI divers made a visit to an artificial reef known as the Dorthy Louise barge (DL Barge) in an effort to remove snagged fishing line hazards. The site is approximately 20 miles east of the St Augustine Inlet and is 80 feet deep.https://youtu.be/rgEei6xwyqIThe divers were able...
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Reef Balls Have Landed

8-6-18A few weeks back the USCG (United States Coast Guard) deployed new artificial reef materials offshore Ponte Vedra Beach Florida. Today TISIRI divers Nate Tucei, Ed Kalakauskis, Emily Leone, Glen Hoffman, Joe Kistel and Nick Duin of the City of Jacksonville investigate the new underwater structures. ...
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USGC Reef Habitat Creation

The United States Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville is utilizing recycled navigational aid anchors to create artificial reef habitat offshore northeast Florida.Video segment: Reef Ball and Block Deployment from the Maria Bray https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxxsVgDiKrsWe are super excited about this collaboration with the Coast Guard. The captain and...
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Site Verification Survey Report (2018 CCA Reef Project)

Summary: To verify an adequate reef deployment location for the upcoming CCA/BCT funded reef creation project, a dive team identified and surveyed an area of seafloor within the boundaries of the Floyds Folly area (Permitted Area SAJ-2007-261) on 6-10-2018. The Floyds Folly area may also be referred to as...
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Ships To be Deployed For Reefs

11-13-17Two vessels are intended to be sunk in the upcoming weeks off the coast of Volusia County Florida. The ships are destined to become artificial reefs and will evolve into thriving marine habitats. These structures will benefit the environment and provide recreational opportunities to fishermen...
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UWJAX Offshore Underwater Outreach Campaign

An exciting new Jacksonville awareness campaign is in the works called UWJAX. UWJAX stands for Underwater Jacksonville and plans to showcase the offshore and underwater destinations Jacksonville has to offer. Professional high quality video productions will be produced showing the amazing amount of marine life and...
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