Category Archives: concrete reef projects

New Reef Modules Landed on Target

In October the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Sector Jacksonville deployed several artificial reefs modules offshore northeast Florida at the John C. Leone Memorial Reef site (JCL Reef). Forterra Pipe and Precast provided 11 clean concrete risers and Gate Precast constructed a custom reef site...

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New Reef Modules Deployed

Four new Reef Ball modules were deployed offshore St Augustine Florida at the St. Johns County "Bridge of Lions" artificial reef permit area.

The reef ball GPS coordinates are:
29° 52'594
81° 09'164

Here is a brief...

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2 Years of Reef Evolution

It is nearly the 2 year anniversary since a giant barge load of concrete reef materials, provided by Gate Precast, was placed into the ocean offshore Ponte Vedra. We just completed a dive investigation of the new artificial reef to check on progress. We...

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Artificial Reef Structures Evolve With Time

In the fall of 2018 concrete double "T" structures (built and provided by Gate Precast) were placed in the Ocean to create marine habitat and the Starship Reef, A Coastal Conservation Conservation - Building Conservation Trust- Shell project. These reef modules have been in the ocean just...
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Reef Blocks Have Landed, GPS Coordinates

The United States Coast Guard deployed several large concrete blocks to create marine habitat at a permitted artificial reef site offshore Mickler's Beach St. Johns County. The blocks deployed were retired navigational aid anchors. They once held large floating buoys in place but had expired their service...
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How the Starship Reef Was Constructed

A brief video showing how the "Starship Reef" was created of the coast of northeast Florida. Reef materials were acquired from multiple sources and loaded strategically on a massive ocean going barge. Check out how it was all put together... Starship Reef is the largest...
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Starship Reef Survey Report

Artificial Reef Post-Deployment Survey Floyds Folly Permitted Area 10-29-18 Final ReportPrepared for: The City of Jacksonville Water Quality Branch Environmental Quality Division Environmental & Compliance Dept. 407 N. Laural Street Suite 300 Jacksonville, FL 32202 Re: CCA/BCT Starship ReefSummary: The Starship reef was created using approximately 1200 tons of clean concrete material off the coast of Jacksonville Florida in...
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Fish Habitat Structures Placed At Starship Reef

10-20-18The awesome structures Gate Precast provided for the reef creation project were successfully placed on the seafloor this weekend. Below is a quick 1 minute video recap of the reef creation process. Reef Coordinates: 30°10.199' 81°09.305'We were fortunate to be able to take advantage of a brief weather window that...
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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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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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