St. Lucie County Created Three More Artificial Reefs

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Thanks in part to grant money from the state and donated concrete materials, St. Lucie County created three more artificial reefs in the summer.

More than 1,500 tons of concrete poles and culverts were placed in roughly 62 feet of water several miles offshore just north of the Fort Pierce Inlet near several other artificial reefs.

The new reef site has revealed schooling baitfish and several species including Snapper and Grouper.

Since its reinstatement in 2005, St. Lucie County’s Artificial Reef Program has spared more than 20,000 tons of clean concrete and steel from the landfill.

Reports indicate that the reefs are home for more than 100 species of fish, including snapper and grouper, snook, sharks and other fish as well as baitfish.

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