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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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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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TISIRI’s Joe Kistel Featured As Ocean Hero

The nationally distributed Origin Magazine recently published its latest edition with an emphasis on marine conservationist. TISIRI's own director and underwater cinematographer Joe Kistel was featured as an Ocean Hero. Click on the image below to see the segment or look for a copy of Origin Magazine...
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Juvenile Oyster Recruitment

Scientists have suggested that oysters are likely to have a major spawning event around April every year (Oysters in the St Johns River). During this period larvel oyster concentrations are high in the waterway and likely to attach to suitable structures should they come into contact. ...
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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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Site Scouting For Future Oyster Reef Habitat Project

3-4-15A Jacksonville oyster habitat creation project is in the works and today a team investigated a site of interest in the Mill Cove area (a section of the St Johns River near the Damespoint bridge). Participants pursued with a "boots-on-the-ground" investigation in order to become familiar with the...
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Mudville Grille Aquatic Habitat Discussion Imagery

2-11-15The images and videos below are the slides used in the presentation at Mudville Grille regarding northeast Florida aquatic habitat projects. A big thanks to all those that came out. The presentation included a detailed discussion of the latest St John's River reef projects, updates on...
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