The structures sit in 40 feet of water near the Lake Worth Inlet near the north end of Florida’s reef system, offering habitat to fish and coral.
| Special to The Palm Beach Post
RIVIERA BEACH — Future new homes are on the horizon near Riviera Beach. Well, not the horizon, but below the water. And if this artificial reef is successful, it will become home to fish and other marine life.
As with building a subdivision, it took the combined efforts of many people and agencies – a nonprofit, academics, an artist, a barge operator and county, state and federal agencies, among others, to complete the work.
The combined effort was 55 artificial reef modules being placed on a barge and deployed recently. It was no small feat.
Most of the modules weighed 1,700 to 3,500 pounds, said Stacy Brown, chief financial officer and director of education