Electric Reefs

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.

Read the article in Fort Lauderdales’s Sun Sentinel.

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