to help life grow in Halifax's murky sea lanes
PETER PARSONS / Staff
Bill Hopkins of Cherubini Metals Works looks
over a pile of reef balls at the company's facility in
Dartmouth. The concrete and stone structures will be
used to create an artificial reef in Halifax Harbour.
Government biologists hope a few oddly shaped lumps of
concrete will create thriving habitats for a host of marine
life in a dirty bit of water - Halifax Harbour.
"It's not going to be a hotel or condominium for lobster,"
Tony Henderson, a DFO habitat management officer, said of
several concrete "reef balls" that will be placed off McNabs
Island and the Bedford Institute of Oceanography by BIO
scientists in the next few days.
The manufacturers claim the specially formulated concrete
will last for 500 years. Full