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Artificial Reefs

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Artificial reefs are created by the placing steel and concrete in carefully selected locations. Once the structure is established, tiny free-floating creatures attach, grow, and quickly attract larger marine life and fish. These lush natural-looking reefs replace lost habitats while creating recreational opportunities for fishing and diving. Learn more about artificial reefs »

Artificial Reef Locations in GULF OF MEXICO

Reef Site Latitude Longitude Depth (ft) Deploy Date No. of Structures Materials
3 MILE REEFS (NORTH) 27º
29.784'
82º
47.004'
31 12/31/1976 7 BRIDGE SPANS AND RUBBLE, CONCRETE RUBBLE, FIBERGLASS BOAT MOLDS, TILES, TIRES, TIRES SOLID RUBBER
7 MILE REEFS 27º
32.322'
82º
52.704'
42 12/31/1976 8 BRIDGE SPANS, CONCRETE CULVERTS, CONCRETE JUNCTION BOXES, CONCRETE LIGHT POLES, CONCRETE RUBBLE, ROCK LIMESTONE BOULDERS, TIRES
CLEARWATER REEF 28º
0.582'
82º
53.526'
32 12/31/1974 11 BARGE STEEL, CONCRETE CULVERTS, CONCRETE CUT OFFS, CONCRETE PILINGS, CONCRETE RUBBLE, CONCRETE SINKERS, FIBERGLASS BOAT MOLD, STEEL PIPE- FT DIAMETER
CLEARWATER REEFS 28º
0.852'
82º
53.55'
33 11/24/1998 19 CONCRETE CULVERTS, CONCRETE OVALS, CONCRETE RUBBLE, CONCRETE VAULTS
DUNEDIN REEFS 28º
5.172'
82º
55.17'
30 12/9/1982 27 CONCRETE BOXES, CONCRETE CULVERT & BOXES, CONCRETE CULVERTS, CONCRETE CULVERTS & BOXES, CONCRETE PYRAMIDS, CONCRETE SINKERS, FIBERGLASS BOAT MOLDS
INDIAN SHORES REEFS 27º
51.72'
83º
1.866'
45 6/28/1983 51 CONCRETE BARRIERS, CONCRETE BRIDGE PIECES, CONCRETE BUMPERS, CONCRETE CULVERTS, CONCRETE RUBBLE, CONCRETE SLABS, FIBERGLASS BOAT MOLDS, FIBERGLASS MOLDS, REEF BALL GOLIATH, TIRES UNITS
JOHNS PASS BRIDGE REEF 27º
51.792'
83º
1.734'
45 10/10/2006 7 CONCRETE BRIDGE RUBBLE, CONCRETE CULVERTS, CONCRETE SLABS AND PIECES
MADEIRA REEFS 27º
46.32'
82º
54.9'
0 3/15/1983 6 CONCRETE CULVERTS, CONCRETE SINKERS
MISENER BARGE 27º
32.676'
82º
50.706'
25 12/19/1985 1 BARGE STEEL
NORTH COUNTY REEFS 28º
3.144'
83º
0.66'
49 7/6/1999 23 BARGE STEEL 120', BARGE STEEL 150', CONCRETE CULVERTS, CONCRETE JUNCTION BOX ANCHOR, CONCRETE SLABS, MODULES CONCRETE FISH HAVENS, MODULES CONCRETE TETRAHEDRONS, ROCK LIMESTONE
OLD BAY WAY BRIDGE REEFS 27º
43.284'
82º
58.512'
45 8/14/2013 3 RUBBLE BRIDGE
PIER-60 27º
58.632'
82º
49.83'
0 10/28/1986 1 CONCRETE CULVERTS
PINELLAS II REEFS 27º
55.674'
83º
6.588'
81 12/31/1975 29 CONCRETE CULVERTS, CONCRETE PYRAMIDS, CONCRETE RUBBLE, FIBERGLASS BOAT MOLD, SHIP STEEL, TIRE UNITS, TIRE UNITS COMPACTED, TIRE UNITS SPLIT & BANDED
PINELLAS SOUTH REEFS 27º
43.422'
82º
58.548'
50 10/4/2001 49 BARGE STEEL 110', BARGE STEEL 75', CONCRETE ANCHORS, CONCRETE BRIDGE CAPS, CONCRETE BRIDGE PILINGS, CONCRETE BRIDGE RUBBLE, CONCRETE CULVERTS, CONCRETE JUNCTION BOXES, CONCRETE POLES & SLABS, CONCRETE POLES, SLABS & MANHOLES, CONCRETE POWER POLES, CONCRETE RUBBLE, CONCRETE SINKERS, CONCRETE SLABS, SHIP STEEL TUGBOAT 80'
RUBE ALLYN REEFS 27º
55.806'
83º
1.344'
53 8/30/1982 73 BARGE STEEL 30', BOAT MOLDS, BRIDGE RUBBLE CONCRETE, CONCRETE CULVERTS, CONCRETE CULVERTS OVALS, CONCRETE CUTOFFS, CONCRETE PIECES, CONCRETE PILINGS, CONCRETE POWER POLES, CONCRETE RUBBLE, CONCRETE SINKERS, CONCRETE SLABS, FIBERGLASS BOAT MOLD, FIBERGLASS BOAT MOLDS, STEEL BEAMS, TIRE UNITS, TIRE UNITS COMPACTED
SAND KEY NOURISHMENT REEFS 27º
53.598'
82º
51.198'
20 9/20/2001 89 CONCRETE BOXES, CONCRETE BRIDGE MATERIALS, CONCRETE CULVERTS, CONCRETE CUT-OFFS, CONCRETE CUTOFFS, CONCRETE JUNCTION BOXES, CONCRETE LIGHT POLES, CONCRETE PILINGS, CONCRETE POLES, CONCRETE POWER POLES, CONCRETE RUBBLE, CONCRETE SLABS, STEEL BOXES
ST. PETE BEACH REEFS 27º
40.68'
82º
51.804'
25 4/6/1983 11 ARMY TANKS M-, CONCRETE CULVERTS, CONCRETE SINKERS
TREASURE ISLAND II REEFS 27º
41.694'
83º
17.49'
100 12/8/2004 10 CONCRETE SINKERS, REEF BALL GOLIATH, SHIP FERRO-CEMENT SAILBOAT 35', SHIP FERRO-CEMENT SAILBOAT 48', SHIP STEEL SHRIMPBOAT 80', VESSEL STEEL SHRIMP BOAT 45'
TREASURE ISLAND REEF 27º
45.624'
82º
53.742'
29 5/6/1985 3 CONCRETE CULVERTS
TREASURE ISLAND REEFS 27º
44.496'
82º
52.848'
29 12/31/1975 2 CONCRETE PILINGS, CONCRETE PYRAMIDS
VETERANS REEFS 28º
2.856'
83º
0.756'
45 8/4/1999 46 AIRCRAFT, AIRCRAFT WING, BARGE, BARGE STEEL, BARGE STEEL 60', CONCCRETE RUBBLE, CONCRETE BOXES, CONCRETE CULVERT, CONCRETE CULVERTS, CONCRETE CUTOFFS, CONCRETE JUNCTION BOXES, CONCRETE MANHOLES, CONCRETE PILINGS, CONCRETE POWER POLES, CONCRETE SLABS, STEEL CONTAINERS

Source(s): Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

     
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    Seagrass

    Seagrass
    Seagrasses are among the most important habitats in Florida's estuarine environments, indispensable for the role they play in nutrition cycling, primary production, sediment stabilization and habitat for juvenile and adult finfish and shellfish. Learn more about seagrasses »

     

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    Seagrass information is included on each of the bay Habitats pages. Select a bay from the drop-down below to navigate to a bay page.
     

     
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    Topographic-Bathymetric Model

    Topgraphic-Bathymetric Model

    The following section provides links to data, reports, websites, and other information related to topographic and bathymetric studies of Tampa Bay and the surrounding area.


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    Birds

    Birds
    Some common birds in this region that you might see include - Great Blue Heron, Cattle Egret, Great Egret, White Ibis, Brown Pelican, Osprey, Wood Stork, Yellow-Crowned Night Heron, Bald Eagles and the endangered Florida Scrub-Jay.

    Wading Bird Colonies

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission conducted a statewide aerial survey between 26 January and 25 June 1999 to locate waterbird (herons, egrets, ibises, spoonbills, storks, anhingas, cormorants, and pelicans) breeding colonies and estimate colony size and species composition.

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