Barge Artificial Reef – Sombrero Key 2009

Reefs are such a valuable part of the ecosystem for many reasons that artificial ones are placed so as to expand existing reef systems or create new ones. This oceangoing barge was sunk as an artificial reef just southeast of Sombrero Key Florida, to extend the already extensive array of spur and groove coral formations.   Enjoy our gallery of images from our 2009 expedition here!