We now have mermaid reefs in the water!
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You too can be a mermaid!
Adding to its cache of artificial reefs, Palm Beach County Environmental Resources Management deployed 18 sculptures created and donated by Boynton Beach-based artist Chris O’Hare through a project called 1000 Mermaids.
The sculptures and concrete were placed about a mile southeast of the Lake Worth Inlet, in area of artificial reefs created from the former Riviera Beach Marina and the old Flagler Bridge. This site is good for divers with any level of experience because the depth reaches just 45 feet.
Eight feet feet high and weighing two tons each, the sculptures depict mermaids and abstract coral reefs.
Some are sprayed with calcium carbonate, giving the sculptures a stark white hue, which will act as a good base for corals and other marinelife to grow.
The 1000 Mermaids Artificial Reef Project & Gallery of 1000 Mermaids is a monumental public EcoArt project in the form of an artificial reef installation. Its mission is to enhance marine habitats and expand fishery populations while providing enhanced creative, economic and educational opportunities for the benefit, education and enjoyment of residents, students and visitors alike.
"Coral Lok" - Coral Frag Plugs
We are excited to be incorporating our patented New Coral Lok frag plugs into our artificial reef modules developed by our incredible reef builder REEF CELLS! Coral Lok’s are revolutionizing the way living corals are attached to underwater reefs. These coral fasteners can immediately attach a living coral to a coral reef with a simple twist. The screw shaped base of the Coral Lok frag plug is designed to easily and securely mate into the female threaded Coral Lok receiver. The coral is fixed and ready to grow over the plug base and onto the reef rock. Read more about the Coral Lok's here.
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