1) The deployment of 1200 Pallet sized Reef Balls in Georgia offshore
waters will begin this week and continue on a weekly basis until finished,
2) The New Jersey Council of Dive Clubs updated Reef Ball with the
-Reef Balls made the entire front page of NJ Reef News, 1999 Annual
-Reef Balls will be stockpiled until early summer, when over 600 of them
will be barged offshore for placement on New Jersey reef sites.
-Asbury Park Press published on June 30, 1999 "New deep-sea digs: Reef
Balls on the ocean floor to lure fish"
-More than 1,000 Reef Balls have been placed or constructed so far.
-The Artificial Reef Association has an "Adopt-A-Reef Habitat" program
where individulals can adopt additional Reef Balls for New Jersey for as
little as $50 in quantity or $125 for a single Reef Ball. Contact the Reef
Program at 609-748-2020 for more information.
(Adoption incluses nameplate, T-shirt, certificate, listing as sponsor,
and for 12 or more Reef Balls you can name the reef on New Jersey Reef
3)A limited number of high quality aquacultured full sized Reef Balls are
available after 4 years of culture in tropical coral reef waters. These
Reef Balls will only be sold to large public aquariums capable of
providing a "live tank" environment suitable to sustain the Reef Ball's
growth. It also must be an educational facility open to public viewing.
Contact Reef Ball for pricing details.
4) The Associacion Tierra y Oceano (Land and Ocean)in Guatemala is working
with the Reef Ball Foundation to raise funds for a Reef Ball project in
5) The State of New York, DNR, is planning on purchasing Reef Ball molds
for ongoing projects.
6) The Army Corp of Engineers is making plan to purchase and deploying 100
Pallet Balls in Lake Okeechobee, Florida.
7) Reef Ball Staff will be in San Remo, Italy for the Artificial Reef
Conference and will be arriving several days before the confererence. If
you wish to meet with us before the meeting please contact the office.
Have a great day!