Monday, April 9, 2012

Bad Reef Art

These reef balls are proven artificial reef foundations.
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I ran across this article from the Miami Herald about an artist who created a project based on a failed artificial reef.  As noted in the report, thousands of tires were used to construct an artificial reef off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Reef critters didn't like the tires as a habitat.  Plus, the metalwork holding the tires together disintegrated causing some tires to break free and damage existing reefs.

Sometimes the best intentions toward sustainability and the environment go horribly wrong.

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