Artificial reef off Mickler's Beach gets new material

Reef offshore St. Johns County will attract divers and anglers

By Mark Collins - Meteorologist
Photo: TISIRI

Retired navigational anchor blocks stacked up for an artificial reef.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla - An artificial reef off the coast of St. Johns County grows larger with another deployment of concrete structures to the ocean floor.

The reef builders at TISIRI have stayed busy building up the reef site offshore of Mickler's Beach. The latest addition at John C. Leone Reef Site includes concrete mooring blocks used to hold retired navigational buoy markers. 

The USCG vessel Maria Bray deployed the reef blocks close together underwater to enhance the reefs vertical profile. 

Divers and anglers can visit the site at: N 30°10.163, W 81°09.627.30°10.

 

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