Thanks Miles, that's very good advice.
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Marine critters like iron, its rare in the sea, so lots of crustaceans, mollusks, algae, mangroves & fish will increase, but possibly also red tide(?).
Red tide is the consequence of an algae bloom...nothing to do with iron oxides leeching into the ocean.
Terrific, excellent project.Yes, that is a decarotive one school kids made, and they welded a chain and anchor on it, and cut out the letters for the name of there school,
IMO, any ocean dumping for the purpose of artificial reef production should follow long term ecological guidelines specific to that locale.In my area, there are at least 200 of those PUBLICLY deployed with the GPS numbers listed. Not counting all the private ones that people have deployed.
We also have piles of army tanks, airplanes, old concrete bridge rubble piles, and more manmade reefs like that one in the picture, and every other configuration.
Fish can't read, PR doesn't impress them, just the tourists. Barnacles are non-political, they'll attach to anything in the sea that isn't freshly coated with toxic "marine paint".And of course, the larges artificial reef in the world...the USS Oriskany aircraft carrier. There are some pictures of it in my picture gallery link below. With the flag, and POW~MIA flag.
Is that the same government that built the rubber reefs?We are fortunate that our county and state goverment put so much into our artificial reef program. And let us deploy our own permitted reefs.
Old chicken coops are among the favorite for attracting fish. Alaso alot of peple will add large diameter pipe to there reef designs, "grouper holes".