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Tuesday, April 27, 2004 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Reef balls a harbour tonic

PETER PARSONS / Staff
Bill Hopkins of Cherubini Metals Works looks over a pile of reef balls at the company's facility in Dartmouth. The concrete and stone structures will be used to create an artificial reef in Halifax Harbour.
Scientists try to help life grow in Halifax's murky sea lanes

Government biologists hope a few oddly shaped lumps of concrete will create thriving habitats for a host of marine life in a dirty bit of water - Halifax Harbour.

"It's not going to be a hotel or condominium for lobster," Tony Henderson, a DFO habitat management officer, said of several concrete "reef balls" that will be placed off McNabs Island and the Bedford Institute of Oceanography by BIO scientists in the next few days.

The manufacturers claim the specially formulated concrete will last for 500 years. Full story ...









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