Artificial Reef Development Makes a Splash
August 20, 2022, OUC ConnectGo to https://oucblog.com/
For three hours on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, a front-end loader traversing the 120-foot barge picked up huge chunks of concrete and 25 tons of granite blocks, the latter donated by Shell, and deposited them in three places across 600 feet of ocean. Located about 2.75 miles off of Ponce Inlet at approximately 29° 07.276’N, 80° 53.316’W, the Starship II Reef will provide a refuge for a diverse community of fish, crab species and shrimp.
The concrete, some bearing the OUC logo, and granite were loaded Aug. 17 and 18 on the barge at OUC’s Indian River Plant’s canal in Brevard County. A tug operated by McCulley Marine Services delivered the materials to the reef site. The concrete came from OUC’s St. Cloud Operations & Maintenance Center, which is under construction.
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