Reef Deployments Take Place at 17 Locations in St. Marks Today

Wakulla Springs Restoration Plans
Posted at 6:23 PM, Oct 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-24 06:36:27-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)-- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation was out at St. Marks today, observing reef deployments in the area.

The deployment happened today at 17 different locations on the reef, about 5 miles out from the wildlife refuge.

At each of the locations, four 1-ton concrete cube patch reefs were placed alongside the ecosystem's natural reefs.

The artificial reefs are used to enhance fishing and diving opportunities and help the community by increasing the economic impact of reef fishing.

This is the first deployment in that area in about 6 years.