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Artificial Reef (Geoform)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 223

Geoform Origin Anthropogenic
Geoform Artificial Reef


Description
Definition An artificial structure placed on the ocean floor to provide a hard substrate for sea life to colonize. Artificial reefs are constructed by sinking dense materials (such as old ships and barges, concrete-ballasted tire units, concrete and steel demolition debris, and dredge rock) on the seafloor within designated reef sites.