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Recent Deployments of Artificial Reefs

Specific information from the diving community on any Miami-Dade County artificial reefs is always welcomed. Please email the Artificial Reef Program with any of the following information:

  • Name of artificial reef, if known
  • Confirmed center GPS points
  • Depth and relief/profile of the reef
  • Orientation of the vessel
  • Changes in the artificial reef since your last visit
  • Digital photos of the artificial reefs

September 2016: Phase 1 of the Anchorage Artificial Reef Connectivity Project is complete

With funding from a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Grant, four connection artificial reefs were constructed utilizing limerock boulders from August 24th – September 9th. These four patch artificial reefs are located in the Anchorage Artificial Reef Site and connect three existing artificial reefs—the Army Tanks, No. 7, and Larsen Barge. These new reefs will provide habitat connection for marine organisms, additional fishing spots, and a visual trail for divers to follow to enjoy the reefs.

Anchorage Artificial Reef Site

Anchorage Artificial Reef Site

Name

Deployed

Depth

Relief

Latitude

Longitude

 Reef A  Sept. 9, 2016  50 feet  9 feet  25° 48.695 N  80° 05.448 W
 Reef B  Aug. 26, 2016  50 feet  10 feet  25° 48.691 N  80° 05.426 W
 Reef C  Aug. 24, 2016  50 feet  10 feet  25° 48.673 N  80° 05.423 W
 Reef D  Sept. 7, 2016  50 feet  12 feet  25° 48.675 N  80° 05.438 W

August 2016

On August 20, 2016, biologists from Miami-Dade County joined Reef Guard and other volunteer divers to conduct the 6th Annual Fish Survey on the artificial reefs that make up the Belzona Wreck Trek.

Wreck Trek

July 2016

In July 2016, a large mitigation reef was completed at the inshore Brickell Artificial Reef Site. Over 2000 reef balls were deployed in 14’ of water with 3-7’ relief.

Brickell Artificial Reef Site

Brickell Artificial Reef Site

Name

Deployed

Depth

Relief

Latitude

Longitude

Island Garden Mitigation  July 2016  14 feet  7 feet  25° 44.913 N  80° 11.849 W

June 2016

On June 13, 2016, the 22nd Eternal Reefs array consisting of 10 memorial reef balls was deployed at the Golden Beach Artificial Reef Site. The reef balls were deployed in 43’ of water with 4’ of relief. The reef balls are adjacent to other reef ball deployments and three boulder patch reefs.

Golden Beach Artificial Reef Site

Name

Deployed

Depth

Relief

Latitude

Longitude

Eternal Reefs #22  July 2016  14 feet  7 feet  25° 44.913 N  80° 11.849 W

February 2016

On February 22, 2016, the 21st Eternal Reefs array consisting of 5 memorial reef balls was deployed at the Golden Beach Artificial Reef Site. The reef balls were deployed in 44’ of water with 3’ of relief. The reef balls are adjacent to other reef ball deployments and three boulder patch reefs.

Golden Beach Artificial Reef Site

Name

Deployed

Depth

Relief

Latitude

Longitude

Eternal Reefs #21  Feb. 22, 2016  44 feet  3 feet  25° 57.768 N  80° 05.899 W

January 2016

On January 26, 2016, the deployment of demolition concrete from the Venetian Causeway was completed. Approximately 7000 tons of concrete was deployed at the inshore Julia Tuttle Artificial Reef to provide new habitat for fish and benthic organisms. The concrete was deployed in 26’ with up to 14’ of relief.

Julia Tuttle Artificial Reef

Name

Deployed

Depth

Relief

Latitude

Longitude

Venetian Causeway Concrete  Jan. 27, 2016  26 feet  14 feet  25° 48.784 N  80° 10.228 W

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Reef and Mooring Buoy GIS

The Reef and Buoy Finder GIS page includes information on artificial reefs and offshore mooring buoys managed by Miami-Dade County, including their coordinates and much more.

 
 
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