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Artificial Reefs

Florida manages one of the most diverse, and most active artificial reef programs in the United States. As of May 2022, the FWC Artificial Reef Program has recorded over 3,940 artificial reef deployment locations state-wide. Since November 2021, 28 new artificial reefs have been constructed and the locations from a subset of the most recent reefs are listed in the table below. To download a complete list of Florida's artificial reef locations in a variety of digital formats, view an interactive map, and learn more about Florida's artificial reef program, please visit MyFWC.com/ArtificialReefs.

Highlights from the 82 Artificial Reefs deployed during 2021

DeployID

County

Date

Deployment Name

Material

Tons

Relief

Depth

Lat (DM)

Long (DM)

PB0138

Palm Beach

11/04/2021

ARHF Juno Culverts

Concrete culverts (497 pieces)

497

8

74

26° 52.766' N

80° 01.808' W

ST0210

Sarasota

11/08/2021

Silvertooth 18/25

34 Concrete modules (various designs)

65

4

25

27° 17.170' N

82° 35.952' W

SL0081

St. Lucie

12/01/2021

The Aftersome Reef

Barge (418' long)

2688

28

175

27° 24.235' N

80° 00.422' W

PB0139

Palm Beach

01/14/2022

Sugar Sands Boulders

Limestone boulders

914

10

30

26° 47.743' N

80° 02.726' W

DA0257

Miami-Dade

01/25/2022

Eternal Reef #37

8 Concrete modules (small domes)

2

4

45

25° 57.762' N

80° 05.897' W

DA0258

Miami-Dade

01/25/2022

Golden Beach Eternal Reef #37

8 Concrete modules (small domes)

2

4

45

25° 57.762' N

80° 05.897' W

ST0211

Sarasota

02/22/2022

Hart's Family Reef

3 Concrete modules (small domes)

1

2

14

27° 22.079' N

82° 34.513' W

ST0214

Sarasota

02/28/2022

Silvertooth 25 Bay Balls

4 Concrete modules (small domes)

5

4

30

27° 17.163' N

82° 35.971' W

OK0374

Okaloosa

03/02/2022

M/V Miss Joann

Steel tug (64' long)

50

35

119

30° 07.613' N

86° 23.491' W

ST0215

Sarasota

03/28/2022

Silvertooth 26 Bay Balls

13 Concrete modules (small domes)

9

27

30

27° 17.170' N

82° 35.952' W

DA0259

Miami-Dade

04/11/2022

Golden Beach Eternal Reef #38

7 Concrete modules (small domes)

4

41

45

25° 57.770' N

80° 05.891' W

BA0514

Bay

05/02/2022

Allen Family Memorial Reef

2 Concrete modules (8' tetrahedrons)

5

8

74

29° 55.310' N

85° 36.225' W

BA0515

Bay

05/02/2022

Gronbeck Family Memorial Reef

2 Concrete modules (8' tetrahedrons)

5

8

74

29° 55.460' N

85° 36.218' W

BA0516

Bay

05/02/2022

Frank Visconti Memorial Reef

2 Concrete modules (8' tetrahedrons)

5

8

74

29° 55.460' N

85° 36.033' W

BA0517

Bay

05/02/2022

Robert Boyd Memorial Reef

2 Concrete modules (8' tetrahedrons)

5

8

73

29° 55.460' N

85° 35.855' W

BA0518

Bay

05/02/2022

Henry Coghlan Memorial Reef

2 Concrete modules (various designs)

6

8

65

29° 55.089' N

85° 33.404' W

BA0519

Bay

05/02/2022

Marty Jaron Memorial Reef

2 Concrete modules (various designs)

6

8

59

29° 54.970' N

85° 32.730' W

BA0520

Bay

05/02/2022

Ryan Tillison Memorial Reef

2 Concrete modules (various designs)

6

8

57

29° 54.617' N

85° 32.407' W

BA0521

Bay

05/02/2022

William Tuttle Memorial Reef

2 Concrete modules (various designs)

6

8

55

29° 54.575' N

85° 32.075' W

BA0522

Bay

05/02/2022

Kay Thomas Memorial Reef

2 Concrete modules (8' tetrahedrons)

5

8

58

29° 43.250' N

85° 28.343' W

BA0523

Bay

05/02/2022

Charles Deaton Memorial

1 Concrete module (8' tetrahedron)

2

8

69

29° 43.444' N

85° 29.143' W

BA0524

Bay

05/02/2022

Kirby Watkins Memorial Reef

2 Concrete modules (8' tetrahedrons)

5

8

84

29° 46.263' N

85° 36.051' W

BA0525

Bay

05/02/2022

Kenneth Hitt Memorial Reef

2 Concrete modules (various designs)

5

8

95

29° 43.951' N

85° 41.485' W

BA0526

Bay

05/02/2022

MB-275 Unnamed

2 Concrete modules (various designs)

20

25

76

29° 54.866' N

85° 40.468' W

BA0527

Bay

05/02/2022

CCA Florida and Duke Energy

8 Concrete modules (various designs)

82

25

76

29° 55.384' N

85° 40.744' W