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...
The Starship Reef is the largest reef habitat creation project ever deployed at the Floyd's Folly permitted zone 12 miles east of Mickler's Landing. It is conveniently accessible from both the St. Augustine inlet and the Jacksonville inlet and lies in 70 feet of water. The habitat will benefit the ocean environment by providing an area for invertebrate marine life to colonize, as well as shelter and resources for a great diversity of sea life.
This Coastal Conservation Association, Building Conservation Trust project was made possible via support from Shell Oil. Many others contributed to the project as well to make it possible. Some include...
Lamb's Yacht Center
Dames Point Workboats
City of Jacksonville
Cornelius, Schou & Leone, LLC
Ed Kalakauskis, Nathan Tucei
Jack Leone, Emily Leone, Greg Therrien
Chuck Darner, Chris Saltmarsh
A big thanks to all involved. The Starship Reef is open for offshore recreation, take a boat out of St. Augustine or Jacksonville inlet and go enjoy it!
More Project Info:
Reef Coordinates and Survey Report: (Click Here)
Double T Structure Deployment: (Click Here)
Piling and Shell Rocks Deployment: (Click Here)
Underwater Reef Barge Mooring: (Click Here)
Coast Guard Mooring Deployment: (Click Here)
Site Selection Survey: (Click Here)
Florida Times Union: Click Here
NPR Radio Segment: 46:09 and runs through 51:41 Click Here
Ponte Vedra Recorder: (Click Here)
First Coast News: (Click Here)
News4Jax: (Click Here)
Shell Starship Truck In Florida: (Click Here)