To date, we have established the Fish Hotel in Playa Hermosa Beach in December 2005, the Condo Fish Project in Playa Grande, Guanacaste completed August 2006, and the Reef Ball Fish Maze in Playa Ostional, completed April 2007.
We understand the need for enhancing and preserving the gulf marine habitat by simulating the natural environment using man made materials. Artificial reefs serve many purposes, a few being: increasing of marine population, study area for scientists, diver/tourist attractions, and erosion protection.
Artificial Reef Technologies
In over 13 years of artificial reef work, the USMSI has a host of experts who can handle all phases of artificial reefs from design, engineering, permitting, construction, deployment, and post-deployment monitoring tasks.
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New Years Projects!
2018 will see the beginning of several new projects for USMSI.
The first will be attaching this new floating reef technology from Ocean Habitats, Inc to the dock at our station in Bradenton. This little mini reef will provide a nursery habitat where filter feeders attach, filtering up to 30,000 gallons of seawater per day while their waste products contribute food sources for very small animals that are in return a food source for young shrimp, fish, and crabs. We are excited to be able to monitor the results of this reef right here at our station!
Another project will be the setting of several memorial reef balls in our area. We will post more details as they become available!
Improving our marine environment through action & education