Category Archives: concrete reef projects

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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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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Jacksonville Reef Update, Floyds Folley

Divers visited the Floyds Folley Reef area this past weekend to check on current conditions of the reefs in this permitted area. There were some rumors of damage since the last hurricane. We first visited the John C. Leone reef and eager search for the statue of Jesus....
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John C. Leone Reef and Statue of Jesus Placement Success (Video)

The John C. Leone reef was successfully created on Friday 12 miles off the coast of Ponte Vedra Beach Florida. Part of the reef creation process included placing a 1000 plus pound statue of Jesus on the sea floor (70 feet below). Although placing the statue was challenging, the entire deployment process went well and a new marine habitat has been created in memory of John Leone. Watch the how the statue was placed in the video below.
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St. Johns River Reef Complete… Project Video Story

The purpose of the this project was to create habitat benefitting the river environment while providing a recreational fishing destination. The total deployment took 18 barge loads to the two permitted reef sites (the Coastal Conservation Association Reef and the George Holt Reef) over a two week time frame. Below is the video story that shows much of the efforts in making this project a reality.
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Mandarin High School Reef Balls

In the summer of 2009 several reef balls created by the students and faculty of Mandarin High School were placed 12 miles offshore Ponte Vedra Florida (Grant FWC-08259). This past Sunday the reef balls were visited to examine their progress as reef structures and below is brief compilation of video clips of the now thriving habitat.
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Fred Morrow Reef Placement Report

An artificial reef was created using over 700 tons of clean recycled concrete material off the Coast of Jacksonville Florida on August 2nd, 2013. The reef material was placed within the Floyds Folly permitted boundaries (Permit SAJ-2007-261) at an average depth of 73 feet.TISIRI located, surveyed, and mapped the reef material on 8-2-13 (less than one hour after the reef deployment). Divers that participated made general observations and swam prescribed radial headings sketching material layout along their path.Reef material was found dispersed in a random and sporadic fashion with both densely clustered congregations as well as isolated pieces. Some fish species were observed as well as a few mobile invertebrates. The reef was placed well within the permitted boundaries and the maximum vertical relief from the seafloor was below 50 feet from the surface. The reef deployment appears to meet regulatory requirements and should evolve into productive marine habitat.
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