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New Life in The Reef 2011

22 Feb

With the addition of the chunk of the Pekin Star shipwreck and over 9 months of growth on the calcium rich concrete blocks, the Playa Hermosa Artificial Reef Project is teeming with life.  We’ve been spotting numerous rays, eels, crabs, conch, oysters, and multitude of different varieties of tropical fish all around and in the structures.   Each block structure is covered with calcium based organisms and plants.  It seems that one day it become a solid living entity.  Rene even spotted a lobster underneath the shipwreck, meanwhile I had a baby octopus latching onto my hand while working on one of the condos.  It’s been quite a fun last few weeks.

See the photos below to get an idea of all the fun we have at the reef project.  Visibility was not very good this day but we still managed to get some good pictures.