Fish Reef Project and the Reef Ball Foundation had a splash success at the recent Maritime Alliance summit in San Diego – Reef Ball president, Todd Barber, and Fish Reef Project director, Chris Goldblatt, had a booth and presented slide shows. Support from all sides for making new reefs made a strong showing, including the city and port. San Diego is getting ready to accept larger change in their waters and wants to improve what they call the “Blue Tech Sector” – and Fish Reef Project fits right in!
The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation has agreed to place 4 balls on their enclosed exhibit near the lagoon.
Also, Local School teachers teachers, Gina Woodard, and Lisa Bertoson have rallied grass roots support to build a reef off of Imperial Beach. An Imperial Beach reef is ideally located to provide vital study opportunity for their amazing and determined students.
Fish reef project will be conducting a multi-year survey of more than 80 existing man-made reefs in California and posting the videos here- this will be the only video library of its kind in existence- California Fish and Game and several private entities has deployed over 80 reefs in the past 50 years and very little is known about them- for the first time, the Fish Reef Project bring this exciting information to the public.
Pendleton Artificial reef 4-22-14
We finally got a clear day to shoot better video on the reef balls. As you can see the rock fish love it. The best find was the fact that we counted 47 baby scallops on the balls!
The new ecosystem forming from just 2 reef balls is thriving.
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