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DNR Partners with National Guard for Successful Reef Deployment

Marine Artificial Reef Deployment

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The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is working with the S.C. Army National Guard to deploy steel shipping containers and culvert pipe into the ocean to enhance marine artificial reef sites off South Carolina's coast. Despite high seas and rough weather conditions, DNR successfully deployed 50 shipping containers to the Hilton Head and Whitewater artificial reef sites in late December 2005. Make note of the fork loader operating on the barge as it dumps containers into a rolling ocean. Underwater video shows you the end product of the effort with a special treat of a large sunfish swimming over the artificial reef.

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