Study

Fish assemblages associated with artificial reefs of concrete aggregates or quarry stone offshore Miami Beach, Florida, USA

  • Published source details Walker B. (2002) Fish assemblages associated with artificial reefs of concrete aggregates or quarry stone offshore Miami Beach, Florida, USA. Aquatic Living Resources, 15, 95-105

Actions

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Action Category

Create artificial reefs of different 3-D structure and material used

Action Link
Subtidal Benthic Invertebrate Conservation
  1. Create artificial reefs of different 3-D structure and material used

    A replicated, controlled study in 1998–2001 of 12 artificial reefs in one sandy area off Miami Beach, Florida, North Atlantic Ocean, USA (Walker et al. 2002) found that artificial reefs constructed with either of one of three types of material had similar abundance of spiny lobsters Panulirus argus. Total spiny lobster abundance was similar at reefs made of limestone boulders (16), gravel-concrete aggregate (16), and tyre-concrete aggregate (14). Between June and August 1998, twelve artificial reefs constructed with either limestone boulders, gravel-concrete aggregate, or tyre-concrete aggregate (four of each) were created at 7 m water depth. Every two months between October 1998 and February 2001, one diver recorded the total abundance of spiny lobster at each reef.

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