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September 23rd, 2012 | Author:

The reefs are indeed installed and fully visible from the surface. Several Marine Sanctuary Committee members took to the water to check out the reefs up close by diving and snorkeling them. They do look impressive and the fish seemed to be enjoying the new structures already.

Here are some shots taken by Mike Sandler  on one of the first dives of the Gulf Side reefs

One of the reef trees from below

Nancy Sandler inspecting a reef

Ray hiding in the sand

June 23rd, 2009 | Author:

Mike Sandler found this neat informational nugget.

Electrified artificial reef moves forward

The Associated Press 22 June 2009

LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. — A federal agency is giving the green light to a proposal to install an electrified artificial reef on the ocean floor.

The Army Corps of Engineers says the town can work with Global Coral Reef Alliance to install a $65,000 cluster of metal structures that would use a low-voltage current to stimulate the growth of corals, creating habitat for fish and other marine creatures.

The group has built artificial reefs in several other countries, including Mexico, Jamaica and Indonesia.

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is known as one of the best spots for beach diving because the reefs are accessible from shore.