Category Archives: video

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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Two Ships Scuttled

Two vessels were intentionally sunk offshore northeast Florida to create marine habitat and a new fishing and scuba ding location. Each vessel was over 100 feet long and went through rigorous preparations to become suitable artificial reef structures.

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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Down At The Dock Kids Fishing

7-10-19 The Jacksonville Offshore Sports Fishing Club and supporting organisations hosted a dockside fishing event for children with special needs today. Lots of fish were caught and smiles were made. One young man landed a red fish with a bunch of spots, another a nice sheep head,...
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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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A Push To Increase Offshore Habitat Restoration Activities

We are in discussions with City of Jacksonville Waterways Commission in an effort to increase offshore habitat conservation efforts. The major activities we are encouraging to scale include habitat creation projects (artificial reef construction), reef site maintenance, and awareness programs showcasing the unique opportunities the region's offshore...
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Eco-Diving St. Augustine Sunken Barge Reef

There is a massive sunken hopper barge offshore St. Augustine Florida known as the Dorothy Louise. It is a fantastic fishing and diving location and home to a great diversity of marine life. Check out the exciting video below showing the awesome scuba diving the site...
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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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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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