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Reef Balls Deployed, A Memorial Made
Submitted Photo 09/19/2002

On Aug. 6, members of the Rod and Gun Club helped deploy six reef balls as part of a new artificial reef located about 10 miles west of Marco Island. These reef balls, created through the Eternal Reefs organization, are memorial reef balls containing the ashes of individuals. The ashes are mixed with concrete, and marked with a commemorative bronze plaque identifying the person. Well-suited for the ocean floor, the reef balls will not only attract schools of fish to allow for better protection, but also should withstand corrosion for many years. There was a small memorial service during the deployment with about 30 individuals participating. The effort took about six hours to complete.

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