Will Florida’s new artificial reef bring economic prosperity or ecological destruction?

December 26, 2014 by  
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Thanks to British Petroleum (BP) decimating the oceanic habitats in the Gulf of Mexico with the infamous Deepwater Horizon spill , their Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund is now being forced to fork over $1.3 million in grants to Naples, Marco Island, and Collier County, Florida. Teamed with the Community Foundation of Collier County and the Economic Recovery Task Force, these three governments have chosen to spend this money by purchasing and installing “six 500-ton reefs the size of football fields, each with six smaller pyramid-shaped modules 8 to 12 feet high” 12-30 miles offshore. These reefs are meant to provide jobs and revenue, but will the economic prosperities outweigh the overall long-term environmental impacts? Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of Will Florida’s new artificial reef bring economic prosperity or ecological destruction? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: artificial reef , artificial reef in Florida , boat pollution , conservation , diving , ecological mess , ecology , economy , economy vs ecosystem , environment vs economy , Fishing , Florida reef , ocean diving , ocean predators , ocean reef , overfishing , Pollution , recycled reef , reef , water pollution

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