ASSOCIATION OF NATIONAL
Bay National Estuary Program has recently deployed more than 700
artificial reefballs into Sarasota Bay. Several young members of the
local 4-H club were on hand to help deploy about 30 reefballs the
children made as part of their service to this community. The
reefballs will be placed in six locations around Sarasota Bay. These
specially designed concrete reefs will serve as nursery areas and
habitat for many kinds of bay life. The reefballs are designed to
improve areas in Sarasota Bay damaged by dredge and fill operations.
Each reefball is about 4 feet by 3 feet and weighs around 400
pounds. They are made of specially reinforced concrete and are
pH-balanced to fit in the bay environment.
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