Electrified Reef Jolts Corals Back to Health
Author: David Fleshler
Source: Sun Sentinel
August 8, 2012
"A bizarre experiment in marine conservation rests on the ocean floor off Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.
An electrified artificial reef, powered by solar panels on buoys, went into operation in June, in an attempt to bolster the biologically and economically critical coral reefs of southeast Florida. And early reports say oysters, algae and various fish species have established themselves among the electrified structures.
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, a popular spot for diving from the beach since its reefs are close to shore, approved the project six years ago as an experimental way of enhancing its offshore assets."
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