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Artificial Reefs Make Real Habitats: North Carolina Focusing on Estuarine Ecosystems

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North Carolina has used a variety of materials to make artificial reefs, such as sinking old ships or dumping thousands of rubber tires. Over 650,000 tires were dumped, but the problem with them was the tires lasted longer than the material tying them down, instead of the other way around. The result was that over 100,000 washed up on the beaches. Allegood reports on the state's new approach--placing concrete pieces and artificial reef balls in targeted areas, like the estuaries.
Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Spring 2011, p20-23, il