France and Florida Hit Reverse on Sinking Tyres for Artificial Reefs

France and Florida Hit Reverse on Sinking Tyres for Artificial Reefs

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2 Million Tires and the Reef, Florida. Captions and Photo source: ©© Tiswango

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Tourists and film stars hitting the beach at the French Riviera resort of Cannes may be blissfully unaware but lurking beneath the sparkling waves are tens of thousands of now troublesome scrap tyres, sunk deliberately to boost marine development…

While in the Atlantic, Florida officials have resumed raising some of the hundreds of thousands of tires dumped off its shores decades ago during an unsuccessful attempt to create an artificial reef…

Read Full Article: “France Hits Reverse on Sinking Tyres for Artificial Reefs,” AFP / Phys Org

Read Full Article: “Florida takes another plunge to clean up massive tire reefs,” Reuters (05-21-2015)

An Ancient Beach With Modern Subway Cars- 16 Fathoms Down To Take This Train; By Art Trembanis, Nicole Raineault & Carter DuVal
It used to require a ticket to ride the Redbird line of subway cars but now you’ll need a set of SCUBA gear to ride these trains. Over 900 New York City subway cars sit on the seafloor, just 16.5 nautical miles (19 mi) from the Delaware shore.These subway cars are part of an artificial reef, known as the Redbird reef (after the line of subway car) that have been placed on the seafloor since 2001…

Grenada, Museo Subacuatico Del Arte, off the coast of Cancún; By Jason deCaires Taylor
Environmentally inspired artist, Jason deCaires Taylor, created a hauntingly beautiful underwater museum with his life-like statues providing habitat for marine life, coral re-growth and mystery for divers to explore…

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